Our best lemon cake recipes

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Who doesn't love a sweet tangy lemon cake? From delicious lemon drizzle cakes and lemon curd cake squares, try one of these lemon cake recipes for your afternoon treat.

Baking and eating cakes is
one of life’s great pleasures and we have loads of lovely recipes to
share with you on goodtoknow. To help you get started we have collected
together the very best of our favourite lemon cake recipes.

adding lots of lovely sherbety lemon you can transform a classic sponge
into a zingy showstopper. In this collection we have started with a
traditional lemon drizzle and worked our way through the possible
variations – things like tray bakes with crunchy poppy seeds, sponges
infused with lemongrass and cupcakes topped with white chocolate – the
options are endless.

Any citrus fruit works well to cut through a
rich buttery sponge. Try switching the lemon in these recipes for lime,
orange or grapefruit if you fancy a change.

Why not try
mastering the basic lemon drizzle cake and then putting your own twist
on it using our other recipes as inspiration. Try baking your mixture as
a tray bake, sandwich cake or cupcakes and give them to friends and
family as gifts.

What is your favourite way to ice and serve a lemon cake?

Image credit: Primrose Bakery
Image credit: image by Terry Benson
Image credit: Ella Valentine Baking Eggs
Image credit: User image: Sacha Boxall
Image credit: User recipe: Sam Hoey/Sam's Kitchen