My Favorite Lemon Dessert Recipes ~ winter is high citrus season, and there are few things I love more than a good lemon dessert. Sweet, tangy, and delicious, these are my very favorite lemon recipes from the blog.
I’ve long sung the praises of citrus here on the blog ~ I love every variety out there, and I especially love how citrus can transform everyday recipes. But there’s something particularly tempting about the combination of lemon and sugar (if you ask me, a spoonful of fresh lemon curd is just about the ultimate treat) so I’ve rounded up my favorite lemon desserts from over the years to help you make the most of this wonderful season 🙂
This magical dessert can be made gluten free (or not) by substituting almond flour for regular flour. One batter separates into a soft lemon sponge cake layer over a delicious warm lemon pudding layer. Swoon!
There are a lot of lemon tart recipes out there, but I’m partial to this creamy lemon filling because it’s so easy to make ~ whisk everything together, strain into a tart shell, and baked in the oven. It comes out smooth and tangy. The poppy seed shortbread crust is a nice bonus 🙂
This classic Italian lemon cake can work for so many occasions ~ it’s a perfect breakfast or brunch cake, but it’s equally well suited to accompany an afternoon cup of coffee, and can easily transform into dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The flavor of this lemon ice cream is incredibly bright and fresh. Sometimes cream can dull the tangy taste of citrus, but everything is perfectly balanced in this recipe so you get a great mixture of tart and creamy.
This cake takes the well-loved combination of lemon and poppy seed and turns it into a show stopping layer cake. I love this cake for spring and summer gatherings (it makes an unexpectedly lovely birthday cake.)
Buttery shortbread is pretty darn good on its own, but I’ve elevated it with a fresh lemon flavor. In this recipe it’s all about the zest, where most of the ‘lemony’ flavor is found.