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15 Lemon Desserts to Celebrate Spring

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Ditch the winter blues with these bright, sweet, tangy, and irresistible lemon desserts. Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to dust off your lemon zester and get baking.

These recipes use lemons in all sorts of yummy ways, from cakes and bars to breads and even fancier desserts. There’s something for everyone.

Lemon Brownies

Three Lemon brownies stacked on top of each other.

Photo Credit: The Slow Roasted Italian

Yes, that’s the name of this recipe! They’re called lemon brownies because they have a fudgy texture and don’t have a shortbread crust, like lemon bars. They are also known as  lemon blondies. No matter the name, you want to make these immediately. They’re that good.

Taking a little shortcut, start with a box of yellow cake mix and add fresh lemon juice and lemon pudding. Top with a homemade lemon glaze and you’ll end up with a sweet and tart lemon dessert worthy of whichever name you want to call it.

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Lemon Blackberry Cake

A piece of layered lemon and blackberry cake on a plate with a fork.

Photo Credit: Chenee Today

Lemon zest and juice give this layered cake a light citrus flavor, which is combined with sweet blackberries to create a moist and fluffy cake. Fresh blackberries are even folded into the batter, so you get a burst of blackberry inside the lemony cake. In between each cake layer are extra layers of lemon curd and blackberry buttercream frosting.

Super moist, sweet and perfect for springtime celebrations.

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Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake

Overhead picture of a lemon raspberry bundt cake.

Photo Credit: Bonni Bakery

Tart lemon and sweet raspberry go hand-in-hand. The lemon zest is mixed right into the cake batter along with fresh raspberries, which means every bite is full of these flavors.

Add the sweet lemon glaze on top and serve for special occasions like Easter or Mother’s Day.

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Lemon Blueberry Donuts

Lemon Blueberry Donut on parchment paper.

Photo Credit: My Happy Bakes

Donuts are perfect twice a day – in the morning for breakfast and in the evening for dessert. Essentially, you can start and end your day with these homemade lemon blueberry donuts. Light and fluffy, these donuts are made with buttermilk to keep them moist. Dip the top of each donut into the homemade lemon glaze to add the final touch.

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Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

Lemon stuffed cupcake cut in half on a plate,

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These homemade cupcakes rise to the occasion. A soft and fluffy cupcake is filled with a homemade lemon curd. Mix butter, egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and more to get the creamy filing. Lastly, add dollops of the sweet frosting on top.

When you’re done, you’ll have luscious cupcakes that look like a spring flower.

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Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake Salad

Strawberry lemoade cheesecake fluff salad in a bowl.

Photo Credit: The Slow Roasted Italian

This no-bake dessert is amazing for potlucks and large celebrations. It’s a cream cheese mixture that includes frozen lemonade and fresh strawberries.

I love that it’s easy to serve in a large bowl where guests can dip out spoonfuls of this sweet and tart dessert.

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Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars

Two Lemon Blueberry Shortbread Bars stacked on top of each other.

Photo Credit: Whisking Wolf

These shortbread bars are the perfect way to celebrate spring and summer. It’s the classic lemon bar with the added oomph of fresh berries.

The buttery shortbread crust holds the lemon curd and juicy blueberries together in a dessert bar that’s irresistibly tart, sweet, and perfect for the season.

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Lemon Lavender Scones

A Lemon Lavender Scone on a plate.

Photo Credit: Frolic And Fare

Make your afternoon tea extra special with these zesty lemon and lavender scones. Airy pockets are created during the cooking process to keep the dough light, but the added full-fat yogurt is what makes these scones moist. More of a dessert than traditional scones, staying deliciously moist and topped with a sweet lemon icing.

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Lemon Poke Cake

Slice of lemon poke cake on a plate.

Photo Credit: Amira’s Pantry

An easy, moist, and refreshing dessert. This lemon poke cake is infused with a sweet lemon filling and topped with a 3-ingredient homemade whipped cream.

Easy enough for novice bakers, the sweet filling keeps the cake moist so you won’t worry about the cake drying out.

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Mini Lemon Tarts

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Photo Credit: Meals By Molly

Mini Lemon Tarts are the perfect sweet and tangy bite. A buttery crust is filled with a lemony curd, making these little tarts ideal for spring or summer potlucks. The homemade curd is surprisingly easy, requiring just a few ingredients and minimal prep time.

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Iced Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon blueberry bread sliced and stacked.

Photo Credit: Recipes From A Pantry

Easy to make and bursting with flavor, this lemon blueberry bread is perfect for spring and summer. Mixing lemon juice in the batter is what gives the whole cake a lemon flavor. With fresh blueberries folded in and a sweet glaze on top, it’s the as delicious as it looks.

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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake on a cake stand.

Photo Credit: Salted Mint

No-bake desserts are a busy cooks best friend. Start with crushing graham crackers to make the buttery crust then create the cream cheese filling with added lemon juice and zest.

This dessert is best when chilled overnight to make sure it’s cold all the way through and set up before cutting into it.

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Lemon Cake Balls

Platter of lemon cake balls.

Photo Credit: Fun Money Mom

Fun and bright, these lemon balls are a pretty bite-sized dessert for spring. Start with a box of lemon cake and cook to the package directions. Then mix with cream cheese, cover in candy melts and decorate.

This is one of those easy recipes to grab when you need something delicious to share and you’re short on time.

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Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon pudding cake in a bowl topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

Photo Credit: Flavor the Moments

A bit of magic happens in the oven with this dessert. As the mixture cooks, it’ll turn into two layers. The fluffy cake layer will rise to the top and the creamy pudding will fall to the bottom.

Serve warm in a bowl topped with powdered sugar and fresh raspberries.

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Strawberry Lemon Blondies

Strawberry lemon blondies with a fork.

Photo Credit: The View From Great Island

This lemon blondie includes fresh strawberries right in the batter. As the strawberries cook, they actually get sweeter! A simple glaze is made with real strawberries which adds a touch of sweetness and the pretty pink color.

Easy to throw together, these irresistible bars are ready to eat before you know it.

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15 No-Bake Treats for a Sweet Easter

Easter Oreo Bark

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Delicious and easy Easter treats you can put together in no time!

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