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16 zesty lemon cake recipes

Marrying citrus zing and subtle sweetness, a lemon cake is the answer to any baking occasion.
Best lemon cake recipe for Flour and Stone's Lemon Dream cake with lemon curd

Flour and Stone's Lemon Dream cake.

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A lemon cake is wondrously versatile. It’s suitable for morning and afternoon teas, picnics, and birthdays, plus it is a zesty and light way to round out a celebratory feast. A delightful pairing of citrusy splendour and subtle sweetness, lemon cake is a testament to the artistry of baking. Whether you’re a connoisseur of classic desserts or an adventurous baker looking for the best lemon cake recipe around, our collection of lemon cake recipes covers all ground.

We have Flour and Stone’s famed Lemon Dream layer cake with lemon curd and pillowy meringue which outdoes a simple lemon drizzle cake every time. For simple lemon cakes, there are recipes for lemon zest sponge cakes with lemon icing, a gluten-free ricotta and polenta cake with lemon-rosemary syrup, and a quicky, easy lemon cake recipe topped with crème fraîche to balance out the zing of lemon juice. We also have recipes for mini cakes, ranging from Meyer lemon olive oil cakes to limoncello baba with vanilla cream.

Whether it’s a sunlit brunch, a refined afternoon tea or a post-dinner indulgence, we have a lemon cake recipe for all occasions. Here are our very best lemon cake recipes

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Lemon rosemary syrup cake with mead cream

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Lemon curd sponge cake

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Lemon and thyme sponge cake

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Ricotta-polenta cake with lemon-rosemary syrup

Photo: William Meppem

Meyer lemon and olive oil cakes

Photo: Alicia Taylor

Fennel-spiced semolina cake with yoghurt

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Lemon cheesecake slice with citrus jelly

Photo: Vanessa Levis

Lemon and blackberry cake

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Brown butter cake with lemon curd and white chocolate cream

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Lemon polenta cakes with pistachio nuts and mascarpone

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Blackberry and lemon mini pavlovas

Photo: Chris Court

Lemon pound cake with crème fraîche and violets

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Limoncello baba with vanilla cream

Photo: William Meppem

Lemon sour-cream cake with roast rhubarb

Photo: John Laurie

Yoghurt cake with lemon (Yiaourtopita)

Photo: William Meppem

Flour and Stone’s lemon dream cake

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