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There’s something about a bright, citrusy lemon cake that is almost universally appealing. It’s perfectly appropriate for a fresh dessert after a hearty comfort food supper when the weather is chilly, and utterly delightful as a light finish to a summertime meal. From impressive layer cakes to easy as one-two-three-pound cakes, this roundup of lemon cake recipes has something for everyone and every skill level. Our Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake is heaven on a plate. You will not be able to resist its fluffy texture and melt-in-your-mouth crust. Why not rise and shine to a delicious slice of our Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake? It pairs wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee. If you have a cake plate that is begging for a friend, look no further than our Lemon-Lime Pound Cake. It is so easy and so delicious that you’ll be baking it up over and over. That cake plate may never be empty again.
Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
Recipe: Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
Cook the cheesecake in a water bath to ensure it doesn’t crack.
Lemon Bar Cake
Recipe: Lemon Bar Cake
The gooey center and chewy crust make one dynamic combination. Finish with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake with Lavender Glaze
You can skip the Lavender Glaze, but why would you want to do a thing like that? It’s sweet, fresh, and utterly decadent when spread atop our Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake.
Lemon Curd Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon Curd Pound Cake
You’ll want to spread the glaze over the cake while it’s still warm so it soaks in to the cake and creates a delicious waterfall over the sides.
The Lemon Cheese Layer Cake
Recipe: The Lemon Cheese Layer Cake
Don’t let the name fool you: this is no cheesecake. But it is absolutely delicious.
Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake
If company is coming for the weekend, they’ll love waking up to a hot cup of coffee and a slice of this not-too-sweet cake.
Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake
This recipe calls for our Quick and Easy Lemon Curd, but you can also pick up a jar at your favorite grocery store instead.
Luscious Lemon Cake
Recipe: Luscious Lemon Cake
For a casual look just frost the top of the cake and in between the layers.
Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
If you’re looking for an impressive dessert, you’ve found it. For a ladies’ lunch, bridal tea, or baby shower, our Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake is a winner.
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Ever heard of 7UP pound cake? This is our updated version to the classic Southern staple.
Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake Loaf
Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake Loaf
Top this quick bread with curls of coconut shavings, lemon zest, and lemon glaze.
Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
To make this recipe ahead, you can wrap the cooled layers in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze for up to a month.