Lemon lovers, rejoice! We’ve gathered 30 light and lemony desserts that are sure to brighten up your day and your dining table. From zesty lemon bars to airy pavlovas topped with lemon curd, there’s something in this collection for every fan of this citrus delight.

Sliced almond-topped lemon scones on a glass plate, with visible zest and a drizzle of glaze, emphasizing a fresh, homemade appearance.
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Lemon Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes

Mini lemon blueberry cheesecakes with granola crust.
Lemon Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These mini cheesecakes mix lemon and thyme in a granola crust and are topped with a blueberry thyme compote. They’re a great choice for a light, fruity dessert.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes

Grain Free Lemon Poppyseed Bread

Paleo lemon poppyseed bread slices stacked on top of each other on a plate.
Grain Free Lemon Poppyseed Bread. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This bread is moist and comes with a lemon glaze. It’s a great snack that’s light yet packed with lemon flavor.
Get the Recipe: Grain Free Lemon Poppyseed Bread

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Cheesecake Bars. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

These bars are perfect for anyone who loves a citrus kick in their dessert. They’re great for a refreshing treat anytime.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies. Photo credit: Vanilla Bean Cuisine.

These cookies pair a bright lemon flavor with sweet shortbread. Great with your afternoon tea or as a snack.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon White Chocolate Cookies

Lemon White Chocolate Cookies. Photo credit: Vanilla Bean Cuisine.

Soft, chewy, and lightly flavored with lemon, these cookies are perfect for sharing or enjoying by yourself.
Get the Recipe: Lemon White Chocolate Cookies

Easy Lemon Lavender Cookies

Easy Lemon Lavender Cookies. Photo credit: Vanilla Bean Cuisine.

Brighten your day with these cookies, combining sweet lemon flavor with a hint of relaxing lavender. They’re easy to whip up anytime.
Get the Recipe: Easy Lemon Lavender Cookies

Lemon Berry Crisp

Lemon Berry Crisp. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

This dessert mixes berries with a dash of lemon for a perfect summer treat or a refreshing snack.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Berry Crisp

Lemon Bread Recipe

Lemon Bread Recipe. Photo credit: The Gracious Pantry.

This bread is loaded with fresh lemon flavor and has a moist texture, making it perfect to enjoy with your morning coffee.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Bread Recipe

Berry Pavlova with Lemon Curd

Berry Pavlova with Lemon Curd. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This easy recipe creates a light and airy pavlova topped with fresh berries and lemon curd—a great dessert for any gathering.
Get the Recipe: Berry Pavlova with Lemon Curd

Lemon Almond Scones with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Almond Scones with Lemon Glaze. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These scones are a great treat, with a lemon glaze that complements the almond flavor perfectly.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Almond Scones with Lemon Glaze

Easy Lemon Posset Brûlée

Easy Lemon Posset Brûlée. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This dessert combines sweet and tart flavors with a creamy texture, making it a great choice for an elegant but easy dessert.
Get the Recipe: Easy Lemon Posset Brûlée

Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These cupcakes feature soft cake filled with zingy lemon curd and topped with creamy frosting—a perfect treat for any lemon lover.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Stuffed Cupcakes

Limoncello Bundt Cake

Limoncello Bundt Cake. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This cake uses Limoncello liqueur to create a rich lemon flavor that lemon enthusiasts will love.
Get the Recipe: Limoncello Bundt Cake

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie. Photo credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

This pie features a unique chocolate crust, filled with tart lemon meringue, making it a great dessert choice.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Lemon Zucchini Bread. Photo credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Perfectly moist with a crunchy crust, this bread incorporates zucchini and lemon for a great snack or dessert option.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Zucchini Bread

Insanely Good Lemon Raspberry Cake

Insanely Good Lemon Raspberry Cake. Photo credit: So Yummy Recipes.

Enjoy the combination of tart lemon and sweet raspberry in this cake, complete with a lemon sugar drizzle and cream cheese frosting.
Get the Recipe: Insanely Good Lemon Raspberry Cake

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze. Photo credit: Baked Abundance.

This cake is moist and full of lemon flavor, topped with a lemon glaze to create a perfect light dessert.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart. Photo credit: From Valerie’s Kitchen.

This tart combines a shortbread crust with a sweet yet tart lemon filling, making it a special treat that’s easier to make than pie.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Tart

Best Lemon Tres Leches Cake

Best Lemon Tres Leches Cake. Photo credit: A Latin Flair.

This cake adds a lemon twist to the traditional Tres Leches, incorporating lemon curd and zest for a refreshing flavor.
Get the Recipe: Best Lemon Tres Leches Cake

Lemon Icebox Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie. Photo credit: Corrie Cooks.

This no-bake pie is creamy and lemony, with a graham cracker crust, making it a perfect choice for any event.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Icebox Pie

Lemon Ricotta Cake

Lemon Ricotta Cake. Photo credit: Corrie Cooks.

Enjoy this moist and light cake, perfect for a refreshing dessert option. It’s easy to make and irresistibly light.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Cake

Lemon Puff Cookies

Lemon Puff Cookies. Photo credit: Corrie Cooks.

These cookies are light and fluffy with a fresh citrusy kick, perfect for tea time or a light dessert.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Puff Cookies

Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes. Photo credit: Corrie Cooks.

These cupcakes are a great mix of sweet and tangy flavors, perfect for any celebration or gathering.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon Curd Donuts

Lemon Curd Donuts. Photo credit: Deb’s Daily Dish.

These donuts are filled with creamy lemon curd and are a great choice for a light, sugar-free dessert.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Curd Donuts

Lemon Trifle

Lemon Trifle. Photo credit: Princess Pinky Girl.

This trifle is loaded with layers of cake, pudding, and whipped cream, creating a bright and layered dessert for spring or summer.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Trifle

Easy Glazed Lemon Loaf Cake

Easy Glazed Lemon Loaf Cake. Photo credit: Plates by Nat.

This lemon loaf is light, fluffy, and packed with fresh lemon flavor, making it a perfect snack or dessert.
Get the Recipe: Easy Glazed Lemon Loaf Cake

Pistachio Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Pistachio Lemon Olive Oil Cake. Photo credit: Addicted to Dates.

This cake blends lemon with pistachio and is topped with a dairy-free glaze, making it a great dessert for any occasion.
Get the Recipe: Pistachio Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Easy Lemon Cheesecake (No-Bake)

Easy Lemon Cheesecake (No-Bake). Photo credit: Addicted to Dates.

This no-bake cheesecake features a lemon cream cheese filling and tangy lemon curd, perfect for small gatherings.
Get the Recipe: Easy Lemon Cheesecake (No-Bake)

Raspberry Lemon Tartlets

Raspberry Lemon Tartlets. Photo credit: Sweet & Savory.

With just 6 ingredients, these tartlets offer a simple but flavorful dessert with lemon cream and fresh raspberries.
Get the Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Tartlets

Healthy Lemon Coconut Bread

Healthy Lemon Coconut Bread. Photo credit: Haute & Healthy.

This lemon coconut bread is light and refreshing, topped with a honey lemon drizzle for a healthier treat.
Get the Recipe: Healthy Lemon Coconut Bread

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