40 lovely lemon cake recipes to bake

Make the most of in-season lemon with one of these delicious bakes.
lemon cake topped with lemon icing on a cake stand
Our popular Luscious Lemon Cake (recipe below).

There’s something special about citrus in baking, especially a tangy lemon cake. Whether you want to bake a zesty lemon drizzle cake, a creamy lemon cheese cake or sweet lemon meringue cupcakes, these recipes are perfect as an indulgent dessert or a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of day. It’s time to get baking!

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