If You Love the Zesty Sweetness of Lemon Desserts Here are 16 Amazing Recipes To Try

There’s something undeniably refreshing and irresistible about lemon-flavored treats. Many people love the tangy sweetness that lemon desserts have to offer. Lemon desserts are often associated with the end of winter and welcoming of the Spring season. From classic lemon bars to zesty lemon cakes, here are 16 lemon dessert recipes you have to try. 

Paleo Lemon Macaroons

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These paleo lemon macaroons are filled with bright lemon zest and lemon juice then dipped in dark chocolate for a delicious spring treat.

Moist Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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This lemon buttermilk cake recipe is tangy and sweet, moist and just pure perfection. I love making this cake for when I am entertaining. Its always a crowd pleaser. This delicious cake is sweet but the tanginess of the lemons really balances it out.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

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These luscious Italian lemon ricotta cookies are light, fluffy and zesty. They’re delicious any time but especially popular when the warmer weather is on the way, as they’re a summery treat. The cookies are delicately flavored with vanilla and the ricotta cheese adds a distinctive tang as well as helping them stay moist. Fresh lemon juice in both the cookies and glaze gives these a beautifully fresh citrus flavor.

Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

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These luscious lemon stuffed cupcakes are perfect for the springtime or for Easter. They are a feast for the senses with their bright sunny yellow filling, moist and deliciously fluffy cupcake bases and lemon cream cheese frosting on top. If you like lemon meringue pie, the lemon curd filling in these lemon cupcakes is also sure to appeal to your palate. These homemade lemon zest cupcakes are so delicious and well worth whipping up!

Vegan Lemon Shortbread Cookies (Jam-Filled)

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These vegan lemon cookies are buttery shortbread ones with a deliciously tangy flavor in every bite from freshly squeezed lemon juice and freshly grated lemon zest. They are delicious on their own, but turning them into blueberry jam-filled linzer cookies is like a match made in heaven.

Lemon Curd Bars

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The charm of this lemon curd bar recipe lies in its delightful oatmeal-based crust, a unique twist that adds texture and depth. The precise balance of the homemade lemon curd layer is equally appealing, meticulously crafted to ensure it’s neither too overwhelming nor too subtle.

Lemon Cheesecake

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The combination of cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk creates a creamy and rich texture, while the fresh lemon juice adds a tangy flavor that complements the sweetness of the condensed milk for this lemon cheesecake.

Vegan Lemon Slice

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Tangy, buttery and super sweet – this classic lemon slice is perfect for a plant based afternoon tea.

Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake

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This delicious, easy Italian Lemon ricotta cake is by far one of the best lemon desserts you will ever try. Made with fresh lemons, creamy ricotta cheese, and a hint of vanilla extract, it has a gently sweet, citrusy flavor and an irresistible melt-in-your-mouth texture that resembles a moist sponge cake. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, or as a dessert with a side of ice cream, it will be hard not to run back for seconds!

Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cake

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Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cake is a deliciously light and subtly sweet treat with juicy blueberries in every bite. Coated with sumptuous cream cheese frosting, this cake is moist, soft, and perfect for holidays, weekends, or just because.

Insanely Good Lemon Raspberry Cake

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This fresh lemon raspberry cake is filled with raspberries and has a swirl of lemon sugar drizzle all over the top. It is then sandwiched and covered with cream cheese frosting. Enjoy the tart and sweet taste of lemon and raspberry in each bite!

Lemon Curd Cookies Recipe

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These homemade lemon curd cookies are delicious with crumbly cookies and sweet, tangy lemon curd. They are so light and melt in the mouth. With only five ingredients needed, this cookie recipe is a must-try.

Lemon Chess Pie

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The best part of enjoying a slice of lemon chess pie is that it offers the perfect balance between sweet and acidic. It’s packed with citrus flavours that resonate with every single bite. The more lemons you use, the more tangy and citrusy the lemon pie will be. It doesn’t call for too many ingredients. So, making this lemon chess pie is the perfect way to make a gourmet bakery-style dessert out of the humble lemon.

Perfect Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Bars (Dairy-Free)

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With a buttery shortbread crust that’s perfectly chewy, and a creamy lemon curd filling, this is one recipe you won’t want to live without! The filling in these lemon bars has a balanced flavor profile, with a hint of tang and just the right amount of sweetness.

Lemon Ricotta Cake

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Imagine a cake so light and fluffy, with a zesty lemon taste that makes your mouth water, and a creamy richness that comes from ricotta cheese. That’s what this Lemon Ricotta Cake is all about. It’s a simple yet delicious dessert that combines the bright flavor of lemon with the smooth texture of ricotta cheese to create a cake that’s perfect for any occasion.

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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These thin shortbread cookies have a wonderful combination of textures. They are crispy all along the edges and then ever so soft and chewy in the center. The lemon flavor is delicious without being too tangy. There are only five ingredients, plus lemon.

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