20 Luscious Lemon Cakes to Bake This Spring

There's nothing sour about these decadent desserts.

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Warmer weather basically begs you to whip up fruit-filled sweets. These lemon desserts are the freshest, brightest, and of course, most delicious way to welcome spring.

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Life, Love and Sugar
Lemon Cake With Lemon Bavarian Cream

This six-layer (!) sweet is filled with lemon curd, lemon buttercream, and lemon bavarian cream. Talk about indulgence!

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Carrie Sellman for The Cake Blog
Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Edible flowers are a simple, yet stunning addition to this bright and beautiful plate.

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Baker by Nature
Lemon Pound Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

A slice (or two!) of this pound cake makes for a heavenly breakfast.

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Cooking Classy
Lemon Ricotta Cake

This blogger recommends topping her ultra moist recipe with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream.

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Liv for Cake
Lemon Elderflower Cake

There's a reason why these fresh flavors sound so familiar: It's the same combination Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had at their royal wedding!

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pistachio lemon bundt cake
Brian Woodcock
Pistachio-Lemon Bundt Cake

Roasted pistachios and a zesty lemon glaze make this treat out-of-this-world good.

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Light Lemon Cake

Made with low-fat yogurt and low-calorie egg whites, this sweet treat is one guilt-free treat you'll want to make all the time.

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Brian Woodcock
Duke's Lemon Drop Sheet Cake

Topped with decadent lemon cream cheese frosting, this citrusy cake is the perfect balance between tangy and sweet.

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Something Swanky
Ina's Lemon Cake

This Ina Garten-inspired cake doubles as a showstopping centerpiece.

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Courtesy of Sally's Baking Addiction
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

Before making your lemon cake, make sure you buy lemons that are smooth-skinned and heavy for their size—it means they're extra juicy!

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Courtesy of Baker By Nature
Lemon Raspberry Cake

Make the most of summer berries by adding them to your favorite cake recipes.

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Fresh Lemon-Coconut Cake

A creamy coconut frosting and shredded coconut flakes give this refreshing cake extra flavor.

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italian lemon olive oil cake
Courtesy of Modern Honey
Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake

For a fun twist, add olive oil to your lemon cake recipe.

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Courtesy of Crazy for Crust
Lemon Cake Roll

Tired of sheet cakes? Try a cake roll instead!

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Courtesy of Well Plated
Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake packs an extra lemony flavor thanks to the lemon cream cheese frosting.

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Courtesy of Shaken Together
Lemon Strawberry Poke Cake

Instead of frosting, this poke cake is filled with strawberry Jell-O.

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Courtesy of Amy's Healthy Baking
Greek Yogurt Lemon Pound Cake

Surprisingly this dessert recipe doesn't call for any sugar or butter, so it's basically a health food, right?!

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Courtesy of Sugar-Free Mom
Sugar-Free Lemon Mug Cake

Using liquid lemon stevia makes this a delicious sugar-free dessert option.

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Courtesy of Lil' Luna
Lemon Sheet Cake

Spruce up your typical sheet cake with the fresh and tangy flavor of lemon.

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Lemon Bundt Cake

This dessert makes for the perfect spring or summertime treat.

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