Great, Simple Recipes for Lemon Cake, Tart and Pie

Posted by on Apr 08, 2015

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Now that springtime is fast approaching, we're way past pinning recipes for gingerbread and pumpkin-spiced treats. Yes, it's time for recipes with the fresh taste of lemon! From tarts to cakes to pies, lemon desserts are the perfect way to end a meal ... or to precede it ... or maybe even to replace it, too. Get some ideas for your next baking project in this roundup of 5 simple recipes for lemon desserts.

Lemon poppy seed pound cake, vegan lemon cake, gluten free lemon dessert
Vegan, Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
This blogger took the classic lemon poppy seed flavor and created a gluten-free and vegan alternative. This recipe for lemon poppy seed pound cake, with its simple glaze and dense texture, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

lemon sponge pie, homemade lemon pie
Lemon Sponge Pie
The chef behind this masterpiece found inspiration in an antique recipe he unearthed for lemon sponge pie, and good thing he did. We're practically drooling on our keyboards.

Lemon filled beignets, lemon curd beignets, lemon desserts
Elinor Klivans
Lemon-Filled Beignets
Lighter and airier than a doughnut, beignets are paired particularly well with fruit fillings. Next time you're up for some bite-sized, deep-fried goodness, try making some of these lemon curd beignets!

meyer lemon tart, lemon tart dessert, homemade fruit tart
Meyer Lemon Tart
Do you know what our favorite recipes are? The ones we can serve with the least amount of prep-time. This recipe for a Meyer lemon tart can be made several days ahead of time, letting you savor its salted shortbread crust sans stress.

Lemon sour cream pie, lemon cream pie, homemade lemon dessert
Lemon Sour Cream Pie
Graham cracker crust, tart lemon, and sweet cream — we can't conceive a better combination than this one featured in lemon sour cream pie. Wary of using sour cream? Fear not; the sweetness of homemade whipped cream balances the pie's tart lemon flavor. If you're still hesitant, go for this recipe for lemon cream pie.

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