Lemon desserts for a spring fling!

lemon brownies with glaze

Lemon bars, lemon cakes, lemon pudding, lemon pie ~ oh my! We’re crushing on lemon like never before, so why not start with dessert?

topping Meyer lemon pudding with whipped cream

is there any time of year when we don’t crave lemon desserts?

We love lemon year round, but the change of seasons gives us an excuse to get freshly obsessed with my favorite fruit. That bright pop of citrus just feels right when the weather starts to warm up and the flowers start to bloom. My favorite lemon desserts for the season are light and zingy, perfect for a spring fling.


strawberry lemon blondies

Tangy lemon and sweet spring strawberries make the perfect pair. These shortbread-like bars are a beloved recipe on the blog and make the perfect low-key spring bake to just keep on the counter and snack on all day long!

a stack of strawberry lemon blondies

lemon icebox pie

It’s a barely-bake recipe because the crust just needs a few minutes in the oven, then the custard filling is cooked on the stove top. Just fill and chill for the best lemon pie ever. Don’t forget the generous layer of Chantilly cream (sweetened vanilla whipped cream) it makes the pie extra special.

lemon icebox pie with slice on a plate

the BEST lemon pudding

Tart lemon is a fresh new flavor profile for pudding, and I made sure this recipe really showcases that zingy citrus in the strongest possible way. What’s even better is that the whole thing cooks up in less than 10 minutes.

Dolloping Meyer lemon pudding with whipped cream

classic lemon cheesecake

This creamy lemon cheesecake doesn’t need a single thing, in my opinion, but it’s also a lovely canvas for all sorts of pretty and seasonal toppings. Pair it with fresh berries and mint, lightly sweetened whipped cream, or a quick berry sauce for an over-the-top spring treat.

A slice of lemon cheesecake with fork

lemon poppy seed layer cake

Something about lemon poppy seed everything feels right in the springtime. The bright taste of lemon combines with the subtle crunch of poppy seeds in this super fun, super special layer cake that’s perfect for so many spring and summer celebrations.

A piece of lemon layer cake on a plate with fork

honey lemon curd

Want to capture the spring sunshine in a jar? I think this honey lemon curd is just about the best way in the world to do just that. Honey lends a subtle, warm flavor to a classic silky, tangy, lemon curd that can be used in so many ways from toast to trifles!

honey Meyer Lemon Curd in a jar with spoon

triple lemon brownies

Perfect for picnics, potlucks, and bake sales, these cute little lemony squares are so satisfying and yummy.

a stack of glazed lemon blondies

lemon olive oil cake

This cake will take you to warm, sunny Mediterranean climes, even if you’re still waiting for the spring warmth to hit. The olive oil brings a whole lot of moistness to this rich cake, and three whole lemons lend their zest and juice for an unmistakeable tangy punch.

serving lemon olive oil cake on white plates

blueberry lemon poundcake

I don’t know about you but I can’t resist the combination of blueberries and lemon, it’s such a juicy, bright pairing, and they bring out the best in each other in this delicious pound cake. 

blueberry lemon poundcake sliced, with berries

lemon shortbread

This same dough can be baked up in a square pan, or even as cookies if you prefer. I love the tart presentation because it’s instant elegance that can easily be dressed up for company.

lemon shortbread topped with fresh berries

lemon snowball cookies

Don’t let the name throw you off ~ these tangy little buttery bites aren’t just for winter!

coating lemon snowball cookies

lemon chiffon cake

Light as air, and infused with the bright taste of lemon, this cake is as close to a fresh spring breeze as a dessert can get! I love to serve it with fresh whipped cream and whatever berries are at their peak in the spring and summertime. A homemade strawberry sauce would also be amazing!

lemon chiffon cake with fresh strawberries

lemon poppy seed tart

If you’re not feeling up to baking a full-on pie or layer cake, but you’re craving a little something sweet, give this recipe a try. There’s something about tarts that makes them perfect for spring (or almost spring)

Making lemon poppy seed tarts, pouring in the filling.

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    Dee Liesner
    April 24, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    I love lemon and some look possible to adjust to my paleo/lectin free lifestyle

  • Reply
    Jo Lindsay
    April 24, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Your recipes have re inspired me to bake ….. all are so delicious ?
    For my 80th birthday I just wanted to have a real afternoon tea party and I am afraid I am cheating using your wonderful recipes , Thankyou so much.
    Yes, I will use English tea !!!

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