Most of us associate dessert with super sweet baked goods that leave us either with a sugar high or a desperate need to take a nap. If you generally don’t like flavors that are too sugary or you’re trying to find dessert ideas that wouldn’t send you into a sugar coma, we’re bringing you 13 incredible lemon desserts that are a total must-try!
1. Lemon Pound Cake
There are so many ways to bake a pound cake but if there is one recipe that you’ll want to hold onto it’s the one by My Recipe Confessions! The familiar texture of a regular pound cake and the unexpected citrusy flavor make it the perfect light dessert to offer at a tea party or brunch!
2. Lemon Pie
If apple pie has always been the queen of all pies, she is definitely getting some serious competition for that throne with this exceptional lemon pie we found at The Girl Who Ate Everything. Trust us, you won’t be able to get enough of this pie’s creamy texture!
3. Blueberry Lemon Bars
Did you know lemons and blueberries create a fantastic combination of flavors when paired together? Fresh April Flours sure did, so they crafted a recipe for these delicious blueberry lemon bars that you can serve as a dessert or bake ahead as the weekly snack!
4. Lemon Crumb Cake
Crumb cakes are understandably popular – they are much easier to make than regular cakes, you don’t need to have special culinary skills and you can enjoy them for any meal of the day! Check out the recipe at Crunchy Creamy Sweet for a lemon crumb cake with cream cheese!
5. Lemon Butter Cookies
Imagine biting into a super soft cookie with a gooey texture that absolutely melts inside of your mouth and leaves you with a lemony aftertaste. You don’t need to daydream about it too much because you can get the whole recipe at Wicked Good Kitchen!
6. Lemon Lush
Some desserts feel like total artistic creations and this lemon lush is definitely one of them! You’ll be making every single layer with love and precision, but don’t stress about getting it right because Life Love Liz is going to be guiding you through the whole process!
7. Lemon Brûlée Tart
Making a creme brûlée takes a while to master, but once you get the hang of it you can move on to more challenging and creative recipes! Life Currents is bringing you a recipe for a delicious lemon brûlée tart that is going to take your cooking skills to the next level!
8. Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
There are so many little ways to spice up a classic recipe and give it a whole new charm. OMG Chocolate Desserts is a good teacher in this department, considering these yummy lemon poppyseed muffins that will revolutionize your idea of muffins!
9. Lemon Mousse
Let us guess – you can usually be found indulging in a chocolate mousse but you want to give something a little bit more healthier a try. We’re happy to share the recipe for a lemon mousse by Cooking Classy that has way less sugar and more vitamin C than the classic chocolate mousse!
10. Lemon Pudding Cake
Never underestimate the texture of the dessert because that’s exactly what has the power to make it remarkable. If you’re constantly making desserts with the same texture you’ll eventually get bored, so head over to Once Upon a Chef for the freshest idea right now!
11. Lemon Cheesecake
We’re big cheesecake enthusiasts over here, probably because they tend to be healthier and lighter on the stomach than giant chocolate cakes you’re trying to abstain from as a part of your healthy lifestyle. Find out how you can give your cheesecake a lemony touch at The Unlikely Baker!
12. Lemon Sugar Donuts
The fact of the matter is that we’ll never say no to donuts. Thanks to some super creative people on the internet, such as Five Heart Home, there are healthy ways to approach donut making! Try these lemon sugar donuts that are baked rather than fried!
13. Lemon Loaf
Step aside banana bread, the lemon version is here! If you want to start your days with a refreshing and sweet culinary creation, visit Averie Cooks and snatch the recipe for this light and healthy lemon loaf that’s perfect to serve along your morning cup of tea or coffee!