Lemon Desserts collage, top left lemon curd stuffed cupcakes, top right lemon cake, bottom left lemon bundt cake, bottom right lemon tart.

17 Best Lemon Desserts (Guaranteed to Brighten Your Day)

Add a little sunshine to any occasion with these brightly flavored lemon desserts.

These lemon dessert recipes can be enjoyed anytime but are especially perfect for Easter, spring, and summer.

All the best lemon desserts are included: lemon cookies, lemon curd cupcakes, lemon meringue pie, lemon cheesecake bars, and so much more.

Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes with yellow frosting on a white backround.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

These cupcakes are filled with fresh lemon curd and topped with dreamy lemon buttercream frosting.

They will be a hit at your Easter party or any get-together during the spring and summer months.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

Lemon Eclair Cake (No-Bake)

Lemon layer cake with a slice of lemon on top on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

This easy, no-bake cake will have everyone begging for the recipe.

It features delicious layers of pudding and graham crackers, plus a mouthwatering lemon frosting.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Eclair Cake

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Lemon cookies on a white plate with a pastel napkin.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

These cookies have a bright flavor from the fresh lemon zest and juice.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Lemon Blueberry Custard Bars

Lemon blueberry custard bar on a white background.
Photo Credit: The Creative Bite

One recipe reviewer raved, “I made this, and it was a crowd favorite! Very yummy.”

They consist of a sugar cookie crust with a lemon blueberry custard and fresh blueberries on top.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Custard Bars

Lemon White Chocolate Truffles

Lemon truffles on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

These no-bake truffles have the best flavor combo: white chocolate and lemon.

Get the Recipe: Lemon White Chocolate Truffles

Lemon Tart

Lemon tart topped with raspberries and lemon slices on a blue background.
Photo Credit: Sugar and Soul

This lemon tart has the best homemade shortbread cookie crust, and the fresh lemon filling is amazing.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Tart

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon shortbread stacked up on a white background.
Photo Credit: Vintage Kitchen Notes

No one will be able to resist this shortbread; each bite is filled with buttery, lemony goodness.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Beehive Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes with yellow frosting and little bees in the frosting.
Photo Credit: Frugal Mom Eh

These whimsical beehive cupcakes are about the cutest thing ever and will wow everyone.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Beehive Cupcakes

Lemon Bundt Cake

Lemon bundt cake on a white plate with garnish.
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

One recipe reviewer said, “I love this cake! Much better than the bundt cake store. Thanks for the recipe.”

Not only does this bundt cake taste better than store-bought, but you’ll also save so much money making it at home.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Bundt Cake

Lemon Curd Donut Holes

Lemon doughnut holes stacked on a grey background.
Photo Credit: Frugal Mom Eh

Tangy and sweet, these donut holes are every lemon lover’s dream come true.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Curd Donut Holes

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Pink and yellow cookies on a white background.
Photo Credit: Fun Cookie Recipes

Made with a box cake mix, these cookies are refreshing and delicious.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie on a marble background next to lemons.
Photo Credit: Noshing with the Nolands

Amy from House of Nash Eats shares her crowd-pleasing classic lemon meringue pie recipe.

The meringue is a 10 out of 10; it’s fluffy, light, and scrumptious.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon pudding cakes on a platter with a spoon.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

This delectable dessert has a bottom layer of creamy lemon pudding and a top layer of airy lemon cake.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Lemon cheesecake bars on a white plate.
Photo Credit: The Creative Bite

One recipe reviewer loved these, “Amazing recipe! I made these for my mom’s birthday, and they were wonderful. She loved them. I also made berry ice cream to serve with them.”

Love this idea of serving them with berry ice cream, yum.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Lemon poppyseed cookies stacked on a grey background.
Photo Credit: Lifestyle of a Foodie

This copycat Crumbl cookie recipe has a delightful lemon curd filling and is perfectly chewy.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Pink Lemonade Cake

Pink lemonade cake on a white doily.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

This cake tastes just like a glass of refreshing pink lemonade. The straw and lemon slice garnishes are a cute touch.

Get the Recipe: Pink Lemonade Cake

Lemon Blondies

Lemon blondies with lemon glaze on a white background.
Photo Credit: Lifestyle of a Foodie

This yummy dessert has a brownie texture that is bursting with lemon flavor.

One recipe reviewer loved these: “I made this a few times, and it is spectacular. It is easy and full of flavor.”

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blondies

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