Sometimes sweet, sometimes sour, but always delicious. These irresistible lemon desserts are guaranteed to always be a favorite. Impress your family and friends with any of these lemon desserts!

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Lemon desserts are always so refreshing. There is something about the citrus fruit that pairs so well with sweets. From cakes to cookies, and pies and bars, you really cannot go wrong with adding lemons to any of them.

LEMON DESSERTS FOR EVERYONE

Lemon desserts are always a favorite, no matter the occasion. The ingredient is super versatile and has many different flavor profiles, from super sweet to very tart. Whichever recipe you choose to go with will easily be a fan favorite and make your guest smile — or pucker up!

1. LEMON COOKIES

Fans of lemon zest will fall in love with this cookie recipe. The secret to getting these cookies super soft is all in the cake mix. The simple ingredient makes these cookies a breeze to put together.

Lemon Cookies
You're going to love these easy-to-make cake mix Lemon Cookies that are drizzled with a simple, sweet homemade glaze!
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2. LEMON MUFFINS

Start your day off right with a refreshing lemon muffin. Double the batch and put half in the freezer so you can easily have one for breakfast whenever you want.

Lemon Muffins
These easy lemon muffins are oh-so-moist and full of bright, citrusy flavor. They’re perfect for breakfast or any time of day!
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3. LEMON POUND CAKE

Show off your skills in the kitchen and impress your guests with this showstopping lemon pound cake.

Make Lemon Pound Cake This Weekend
Lemon pound cake and spring go together like PB & J.
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4. LEMON MACARONS

Take your cookies to the next level with these beautiful lemon macarons. The light and airy cookies sandwich together a creamy lemon curd and buttercream making for a delicious bite.

Lemon Macarons
Lemon Macarons filled with lemon curd and buttercream! PLUS video! Lots of tips on this post about how to store French macarons!
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5. CREAM CHEESE LEMON BARS

Turn the classic lemon bars into an even better dessert by adding some cream cheese into the mix. The addition of the cream cheese makes these lemon bars truly irresistible.

Cream Cheese Lemon Bars
Cream Cheese Lemon Bars are the dessert you never knew you needed, but bake them once, and you’ll never go without them again. Sweet, buttery, and so easy!
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6. LEMON CAKE WITH LEMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Talk about a lemon overload — in a good way, of course. This lemon cake is bursting with a citrus flavor both in the cake and the frosting.

Lemon Cake Recipe with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting – WellPlated.com
Learn how to make Lemon Cake from scratch with this simple lemon cake recipe. Moist, buttery, and bursting with bright lemon flavor!
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7. LEMON BARS

There’s a reason why lemon bars are such a fan favorite dessert. They are bursting with flavor and incredibly delicious!

stack of cake mix lemon bars
Lemon Bars
These Lemon Bars are the best way to make a lemon dessert! Just five simple ingredients and one is a boxed cake mix!
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8. BAKED LEMON DONUTS WITH LEMON GLAZE

Lemon isn’t the most common donut flavor, but it will quickly make its way to the top of your list after you make a batch of these flavorful treats.

Baked Lemon Donuts with Lemon Glaze
Baked Lemon Donuts with Lemon Glaze — These taste like the Starbucks lemon loaf, but in donut (or mini muffin) form!! Easy, no mixer recipe with a
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9. LEMON DROP CUPCAKES

Love lemon drop martinis? Or just love lemons? Then you are bound to fall in love with these lemon drop cupcakes. The cupcakes are based on the drink, bringing a refreshing flavor to each bite.

This Lemon Drop Cupcake, inspired by a Lemon Drop Martini, is light, refreshing and can be made with or without alcohol. It's up to you!
Lemon Drop Cupcakes
Check out this easy Lemon Drop Cupcake recipe that is made from scratch inspired by the Lemon Drop Martini. Be sure to make a Lemon Drop Martini to go along with it! You’re gonna love it!
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10. LEMON CRINKLE COOKIES

The best part about these lemon crinkle cookies is that they only need five ingredients to come together. With a recipe this simple, you’ll be enjoying your cookies in no time.

Three cake mix lemon cookies are stacked on top of each other on a white plate.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Just five simple ingredients are all you'll need to make these Lemon Crinkle Cookies! Using a boxed cake mix, this lemon cookie recipe rocks!
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MOUTHWATERING LEMON DESSERTS

11. LEMON CUPCAKES

Lemon cupcakes and cream cheese frosting are the ultimate combinations. Treat yourself to the fantastic pair with these double lemon cupcakes.

Double Lemon Cupcakes Will Be Your New Favorite Treat
Lemon and cream cheese frosting? Yes, please.
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12. LEMON SCONES WITH LEMON GLAZE

Start your morning off brightly and refreshingly with these super flavorful lemon scones. It will be the perfect start to your day.

Lemon Scones with Lemon Glaze
Learn the process of how to make lemon scones that are soft, fluffy, and moist! These lemon scones are tender and flavorful and topped with a tangy
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13. LEMON MOUSSE

With this beautiful lemon mouse on the table, you’ll forget about any other dessert. This lemon curd has multiple layers waiting for you to dig in.

Easy Lemon Mousse
🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋 Since I’ve still got France on the brain, I thought I’d share one of our favorite French-inspired recipes. It’s a perfect summer dessert, so light and fresh, like a creamy, fluffy lemon cloud with a layer of graham cracker-coconut-pecan crunch on the bottom. You can make it with purchased…
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14. LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFINS

You can’t go wrong with a lemon poppy seed muffin in the morning. The classic flavor combination will be just the thing you need to start your morning off on the right foot.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
As I was thinking about what to make for Father’s Day breakfast yesterday, I remembered that I had picked up some poppy seeds at Target on clearance a few weeks ago and was just dying
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15. LEMON MERINGUE COOKIES

Impress your eyes and tastebuds all at the same time with these lemon meringue cookies. The super airy cookies come together with just a few simple ingredients.

Lemon Meringue Cookies | The Best Meringue Cookie Recipe
These lemon meringue cookies are bursting with lemon flavor and are so, so easy to make. All you need is a few simple ingredients like…
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16. LEMON BARK

You’ve probably had your fair share of chocolate bark, but have you ever had lemon bark? Get ready to fall in love. The citrus flavor gets blended with white chocolate to make a mouthwatering sweet treat.

Lemon Bark
I wasn’t a fan of white chocolate until I made this candy. It’s tangy, sweet and creamy all at the same time. The bark was a lovely treat during a springtime shower but would be nice year-round. —Diana Wing, Bountiful, Utah
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17. LEMON CREAM CHEESE PIE

Want to know the best part about this lemon cream cheese pie? You don’t even have to turn on the oven to make it. The no-bake pie is super simple to make and is always a crowd-pleaser.

lemon cream pie with graham cracker crust served in a pie dish
Lemon Cream Cheese Pie
This no-bake Lemon Cream Cheese Pie is one of my favorites! It's creamy, brightened up with a squeeze of lemon juice, and a cinch to make!
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18. LEMON POUND CAKE (STARBUCKS COPY CAT)

Forget going to Starbucks to get your quota of the lemon loaf cake. This recipe will let you in on all of the secrets and let you make the delectable treat in your own home.

sliced lemon loaf bread recipe with glaze drizzled on top
Lemon Pound Cake (Starbucks Copy Cat)
This Lemon Pound Cake recipe is a simple Starbucks copycat! You'll love the fresh lemon flavor and the added glaze!
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19. LEMON MARSHMALLOWS

See you later, plain marshmallows! These lemon marshmallows are about to take your spot at the campfire. The super fluffy marshmallows have a sweet yet tart flavor. It’s the marshmallow you never knew you needed.

Lemon Marshmallows Like You’ve Never Had Them Before
This homemade lemon marshmallows recipe produces a light, fluffy marshmallow sparkling with sweet-tart lemon flavor.
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20. LEMON MELTAWAYS

These meltaway cookies live up to their name! Take one bite and watch as the flavors disappear on your tongue.

Lemon Meltaways
Light and buttery, these lemon bite-sized cookies are a real treat! Easy to make and the perfect little bite of lemon!
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21. RASPBERRY LEMON CHEESECAKE

Lemons are raspberry may not be the most traditional pairing, but it sure is a delicious one. Watch them come together and show off their flavors in this lemon raspberry cheesecake.

Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake (Creamy Classic Style)
Raspberry lemon cheesecake is sheer perfection. It’s creamy, delicately flavored, satisfyingly dense, and classic. Here’s how to make it.
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22. LEMON STRAWBERRY TRIFLE

Looking for a showstopping dessert? Look no further than this lemon strawberry trifle. The gorgeous dessert is teaming with layers of lemon pudding, vanilla wafers, and strawberries to make one amazing treat.

Lemon Strawberry Trifle
Lemon Strawberry Trifle: gorgeous layers of creamy lemon pudding, vanilla wafers & fresh sliced strawberries combine to create one amazing fruity summer trifle! It’s feeling like spring time here in Florida with the mountains of
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23. LEMON MERINGUE PIE

You can’t go wrong when it comes to lemon meregiune pie. The traditional dish will be one that you will want to make all year long.

Lemon Meringue Pie
Here’s how to make lemon meringue pie from scratch, with a bright, creamy lemon filling and a cloud-like meringue topping. It’s as beautiful as it is delicious!
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