The Very Best Lemon Recipes

Browse our collection of sweet lemon recipes from cakes to desserts, slices to biscuits, cheesecakes, pies, tarts and more!

A collage of sweet baking recipes made using lemons.

Easy Lemon Recipes

If you’ve got an over-flowing fruit bowl of lemons, we’ve got the recipes for you! Quick & easy lemon recipes that the whole family will love!

Simply click on any of the recipes below to be taken to the full printable recipe.

Lemon Bars & Slice Recipes

Lemon bars and slices are some of my favourite recipes because the tartness of the lemon neutralises the sweetness of the sugar, leaving you with a deliciously fresh and zesty sweet treat!

Lemon & Coconut Slice

This has always been one of my most popular and most requested slice recipes. The simple sweet biscuit base is perfectly complemented by the creamy, tangy lemon frosting.

Lemon & Coconut Slice – New & Improved Recipe
This new and improved Lemon & Coconut Slice recipe is absolutely perfect! A beautiful tangy base topped with a creamy lemon frosting!
5 from 30 votes
This new and improved Lemon & Coconut Slice recipe is absolutely perfect! A beautiful tangy base topped with a creamy lemon frosting... it seriously doesn't get any better than this!

Lemon Blueberry Crumble Slice

This creamy and crunchy blueberry slice is a variation of our famous lemon crumble bars. The original version was so good… we had to make it even better with blueberries!

Lemon Blueberry Crumble Slice Recipe
The most delicious Lemon Blueberry Crumble Slice ever! Creamy, tangy and oh-so yum… the perfect dessert or afternoon treat!
5 from 6 votes
The most delicious Lemon Blueberry Crumble Slice ever! Creamy, tangy and oh-so yum... the perfect dessert or afternoon treat!

Creamy Lemon Slice

A super simple slice made with sweetened condensed milk. This is an old fashioned favourite!

Creamy Lemon Slice Recipe
A classic baked creamy lemon slice made with just 5 ingredients! This baked lemon slice takes less than 10 minutes to prepare… and tastes AMAZING!!!
5 from 14 votes
A classic creamy lemon slice made with just 5 ingredients! This baked lemon slice takes less than 10 minutes to prepare... and tastes AMAZING!!!

Creamy Lemon Crumble Bars

The original creamy lemon crumble bars! These are so good, we’ve had to copy the recipe to make blueberry and raspberry versions too!

Creamy Lemon Crumble Bars Recipe
These Creamy Lemon Crumble Bars are perfect on their own for morning or afternoon tea…. or warm it up, smother in ice-cream and voila, you have an amazing dessert!!
5 from 11 votes

Baked Lemon Slice

When it comes to classic slices, this is right up there! While it might be a basic recipe, it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The crumbly cake-like base is perfectly complemented by a sweet and zesty lemon frosting.

Easy Lemon Slice Recipe
The easiest and most delicious baked Lemon Slice with tangy frosting. A quick, simple and classic recipe. 
5 from 8 votes
The easiest and most delicious baked Lemon Slice with tangy frosting. A quick, simple and classic recipe.

Lemon Dessert Recipes

Simple, light and fresh desserts made using fresh lemons… it doesn’t get any more delicious!

Classic Baked Lemon Cheesecake

When it comes to a show-stopper dessert, you absolutely cannot beat a baked cheesecake. Just like our super popular New York Baked Cheesecake, this lemon version is always a massive hit.

Baked Lemon Cheesecake Recipe
The ultimate classic Baked Lemon Cheesecake… a delicious cookie crumb base filled with creamy, tangy lemon cheesecake and topped with whipped cream, swirls of lemon curd and fresh raspberries.
5 from 3 votes
The ultimate classic Baked Lemon Cheesecake... a delicious biscuit base filled with creamy, tangy lemon cheesecake and topped with whipped cream, swirls of lemon curd and fresh raspberries. 

Lemon Meringue Pie

Say hello to the most delicious triple layered dessert. There’s a very good reason that lemon meringue pie is so popular… it’s absolutely DELICIOUS!!

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
A classic homemade Lemon Meringue Pie recipe with three perfect layers of melt-in-your-mouth pie crust, a creamy lemon filling and a fluffy meringue topping. 
5 from 5 votes
A classic homemade Lemon Meringue Pie recipe with three perfect layers of melt-in-your-mouth pie crust, a creamy lemon filling and a fluffy meringue topping. 

Lemon Cheesecakes

For a fancy lemon cheesecake you can’t beat our baked lemon cheesecake version, but if you’re after a quick and easy no-fuss, no-bake recipe, then these lemon cheesecakes are for you!

Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe
Fresh and zesty Lemon Cheesecakes that take just 15 minutes to make and are completely no-bake. The perfect individual dessert!
5 from 1 vote
Fresh and zesty Lemon Cheesecakes that take just 15 minutes to make and are completely no-bake. The perfect individual dessert!

Lemon Delicious Pudding

A perfect winter warmer dessert… add a big scoop of ice-cream or a drizzle of cream or custard to take it to the next level.

Lemon Delicious Pudding Recipe
Our easy lemon delicious pudding is such a classic favourite… a thick and creamy lemon sauce topped with a light lemon sponge layer… the perfect winter dessert!
5 from 4 votes
A spoon in a baking sin of cooked lemon delicious.

Lemon Tart

Everyone’s favourite classic lemon tart is so simple to make with our step-by-step instructions! Serve it warm or chilled for a zesty, light dessert.

Classic Lemon Tart Recipe
A classic lemon tart is the ultimate homemade dessert… made with melt-in-your-mouth sweet shortcrust pastry and filled with a deliciously creamy lemon mixture.
5 from 7 votes
A slice of creamy lemon filling in a pie.

Lemon Cake & Loaf Recipes

Sweet lemon cakes and loaves with a tangy lemon twist! Pop any leftovers in the freezer for easy lunchbox snacks.

Flourless Lemon Cake

You don’t need to be gluten-free to fall in love with this recipe! A super simple cake that can be served at room temperature or warmed up.

Flourless Lemon Cake Recipe
A deliciously zesty Flourless Lemon Cake made with almond meal and ricotta… in just one bowl! This really is the perfect gluten-free cake.
5 from 6 votes
A deliciously zesty Flourless Lemon Cake made with almond meal and ricotta... in just one bowl! This really is the perfect gluten-free cake. Free printable Thermomix & conventional recipe cards included below. 

Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf

Whether you’re after a lunch box recipe or a ‘grab and go’ snack, this easy loaf is always a winner.

Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf Recipe
A simple one-bowl Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf with a deliciously tangy lemon glaze poured over the top. This is an all-time favourite school lunch box recipe… plus it's freezer-friendly too!
5 from 5 votes
A lemon and yoghurt loaf made with greek yoghurt and covered in a lemon icing glaze.

Simple Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

Helllooooo delicious little cupcakes! We all need a batch of cupcakes in our lives… and this recipe is one of my all-time favourites.

Simple Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting Recipe
These Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting are perfect for when you’re running short on time. They’re so quick and easy to whip up!
5 from 1 vote
Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon Coconut Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

Did someone say cream cheese frosting?! If you can stop yourself from eating it ALL from the mixing bowl, you’ll have the perfect frosting for our yummy lemon coconut loaf.

Lemon Coconut Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
A simple and delicious Lemon Coconut Loaf made with greek yoghurt and smothered with cream cheese frosting… the perfect morning tea treat or lunch box snack. 
5 from 1 vote
Lemon Coconut Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Biscuits, Truffles & Balls

From healthy bliss balls to decadent truffles and simple biscuits… these lemon recipes couldn’t be easier!

Lemon & White Chocolate Truffles

These simple truffles are made from just 4 ingredients and are the perfect lemon treat!

Lemon & White Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Simple Lemon & White Chocolate Truffles made with cream and coconut… the perfect dessert or homemade food gift for friends, family or neighbours!
5 from 3 votes
Simple Lemon & White Chocolate Truffles made with cream and coconut... the perfect dessert or homemade food gift for friends, family or neighbours!

Lemon & Coconut Bliss Balls

For a healthy ‘grab and go’ snack, you can’t beat these nutty lemon and coconut bliss balls.

Healthy Lemon & Coconut Protein Balls Recipe
These healthy Lemon & Coconut Protein Balls take just 10 minutes to prepare, use only 4 ingredients, are freezer-friendly and taste AMAZING! It doesn't get any better than that!!
5 from 5 votes
These healthy Lemon & Coconut Bliss Balls take just 10 minutes to prepare, use only 4 ingredients, are freezer-friendly and taste AMAZING! It doesn't get any better than that!!

Glazed Lemon Coconut Biscuits

Fill up the biscuit tin with a batch of simple lemon biscuits iced with a smooth and zesty lemon glaze. Perfect for lunch boxes or an afternoon snack!

Lemon Coconut Biscuits Recipe
Deliciously crunchy lemon coconut biscuits topped with a lemon glaze and sprinkled with extra coconut and lemon zest… these classic biscuits are a family favourite!
5 from 8 votes
A stack of iced lemon coconut biscuits on a tea-towel

How To Freeze Lemons

Freezing lemons is a great way to avoid waste… and ensure that you always have lemons on hand when you need them.

Tips For Freezing Lemons

  • To freeze lemons whole (with the skin on), give them a good wash and them dry them off. Place them into a sealable plastic bag and remove as much air as possible before sealing.
  • To freeze lemons with the zest removed, wrap the lemons in foil and then proceed as per the instructions above.
  • You can freeze lemon juice in ice-cube trays.
  • Defrost lemons by placing on the kitchen bench and slowly allowing them to come to room temperature. Alternatively, place the sealed bag into a sink or bowl of warm water and allow to defrost (in about 15 minutes).

More Sweet Baking Recipes

If you love baking, then you’ve certainly come to the right place! Check out my entire collection of sweet baking recipes here… from cakes to desserts, slices to cookies, muffins, loaves and more!

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12 Comments
  1. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers says:

    I love everything lemon flavoured too. We’ve got our own tree that produces super sized lemons (lemon butter in the the Thermomix is a good one to try too). I’m going to try out your lemon and white chocolate truffles first. Yum.

  2. Cindy @ Your Kids OT says:

    Love lemon. This is a post I’m going to pin because I will definitely be back again (and again).

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much!

  3. Hadia says:

    I love lemon flavored sweets, Lucy! They all sound fantastic and my favorite is the lemon and date slice! This looks incredibly tasty! Those hand written family recipes are always so precious! Pinning!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you! Yes – handwritten recipe are the best!

  4. Ellie says:

    Just found your blog today and have printed a gazzillion recipes. Just curious as we have a lemon and a lime tree but our lemons are duds and I am all about the lime. Do you think most of these recipes can be substituted with limes instead?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thanks so much Ellie. That’s so great to know! Yep absolutely – you can definitely substitute lemons for limes in most cases. The flavour will obviously be a bit different, but still yummy!!

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