The Very Best Lemon Recipes | The Ultimate Collection

These are the very best lemon recipes! Sweet, tangy & totally delicious… there really is something to suit every lemon-lover out there!

I’m a HUGE fan of lemons! When I was little, I would happily cut a lemon in half and suck on it. Urgh!! What a strange, strange child I was. And while now there is no way I would ever suck on a lemon now, I still absolutely love anything lemon flavoured… especially when it’s sweet and involves sugar. Yep, I’m a simple girl at heart.

The Very Best Lemon Recipes

Dave and I were given a lemon tree as a wedding present. Seriously, what a great present! It’s like the gift that just keeps on giving! And there’s something very satisfying about picking lemons off your tree (although because ours is still a bit small, I do sometimes have to pinch/borrow some off a neighbours tree!). And so, given my love of lemons (and hopefully yours too!), I thought it was time to put together a post with my favourite lemon recipes. They’re sweet… they’re tangy… and they’re megally delicious!


The Very Best Lemon Recipes

Lemon & Coconut Slice

This is such a classic recipe! I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve made Lemon & Coconut Slice (it’s way too many!). This is my husbands favourite slice so I’m always in the good books when I make it (not that I’m ever really in the bad books!). The beautiful biscuit base combined with the creamy, tangy frosting is a match made in lemony heaven. If there was a lemony heaven, I’d so be there!

The Very Best Lemon Recipes


Lemon Meringue Pie

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. 

A slice of lemon pie with meringue on top.


Lemon Cheesecakes

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

No bake lemon cheesecakes with strawberries.


Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf

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!

A slice of lemon loaf with a cream cheese frosting on top.


Creamy Lemon Crumble Bars

Oh my golly gosh! I absolutely adore these Creamy Lemon Crumble Bars. The middle layer is just the most insanely delicious thing ever. It’s like a cross between a lemon curd and a cheesecake. Holy moly. You must, must try these!

The Very Best Lemon Recipes


Lemon Glazed Strawberry Loaf

I love strawberries at any time of the year, but when they’re in season and so super cheap, it’s definitely the right time to make this loaf. The strawberries keep the loaf moist for days and the tangy lemon glaze adds a perfectly yummy touch! And because this is called a ‘loaf’, it’s totally acceptable to eat for breakfast. Right?…. Right??? Hello?? Anyone??

The Very Best Lemon Recipes


Simple Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

These are my go-to cupcakes. They are so easy and taste amazing. Light and fluffy with just the right amount of lemon. Plus the frosting is an absolute cinch to make – simply add raspberry jam to a classic buttercream for a gorgeous flavour combination.


Lemon & White Chocolate Truffles

This one is for all of you chocoholics out there (and if you’re a regular reader of this blog, there’s a fair chance that’s you!). These Lemon & White Chocolate Truffles make the most delicious little gifts (if you can bear to part with them). They’re also super easy to make and the combination of lemon, white chocolate and coconut is just the best thing ever!

The Very Best Lemon Recipes


Old Fashioned Lemon Delicious Pudding

I grew up eating this Lemon Delicious Pudding! Mum used to bake it as one whole pudding, but I really love splitting the mixture into individual ramekins. Either way, this is absolutely amazing on it’s own, or with a cheeky scoop of ice-cream.



Gluten-Free Lemon, Ricotta & Almond Cake

This one is for all of the gluten-free people out there (as well as anyone who loves a really, really delicious cake!!). It’s so moist and the lemon perfectly complements the ricotta and almond. Talk about yum!



Lemon Tart

If you’re doing a best lemon recipes collection, it MUST include lemon tart! Flaky shortcrust pastry with the most deliciously creamy lemon filling… if you do one thing this week, make this!!!
Lemon Tart

Still need some more lemony awesomeness in your life? These recipes are some of my faves too…

  • Lemon & White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Lemon & Blueberry Layer Cake
  • Lemon & Poppyseed Syrup Cake
  • Lemon, Coconut & White Chocolate Blondies
  • Lemon Teacake with Syrup


Are you a lemon-lover too? What are your favourite lemony treats!?

12 thoughts on “The Very Best Lemon Recipes | The Ultimate Collection”

  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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