11 Lemon Cake Recipes That Are Full of Zest

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You may not always think to combine the flavor of a lemon with the delicious sweet taste of a cake or a cupcake.

But there’s the thing: You should!

Scroll down for a look at a few dessert recipes that put the zesty taste of lemons to yummu use:

  1. Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe
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    • Whenever I think about lemonade, my next thought is almost always Lucy from The Peanuts. Do you remember how she always had that lemonade stand where she’d sell lemonade for 5¢? At some point that lemonade stand turned into a psychiatry booth where she’d sell advice for 5¢. Like most kids, I also had a …
  2. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe
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    • I’ve taken a little detour from my usual candy contributor role for this special announcement. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes must be made and eaten soon. No seriously, that’s the announcement. Are you listening? I made these cupcakes awhile back for a fun party, and they were a huge hit!! I bet some of you love cake …
  3. Lemon Blueberry Skillet Pancakes Recipe
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    • We love blueberries. Well, to be honest, we love all berries, but blueberries are a particular favorite around here. In fact, one of the first things we did after moving into our new house is plant several varieties of blueberry bushes along the back fence. It took a couple of years, but those bushes are …
  4. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe
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    • Mother’s Day reminds me of spring flowers and breakfast in bed. I remember my mother’s day years where my young children would butter some toast and bring me a yogurt. That also came with fresh-picked flowers in a vase and homemade cards. It was so sweet but not exactly a gourmet breakfast. Things have progressed and …
  5. Lemon Drop Meringue Cheesecake Recipe
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    • Let’s have a conversation about boozy desserts shall we? I feel like they fall into two camps, the first being the one that gets you a little buzzed while still satisfying your sweet tooth and the other merely compliments the dessert without tasting the alcohol that’s in there. However, it is most definitely there, friends, and shouldn’t be …
  6. Cake Mix Lemon Bars Recipe
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    • Do you know what no one ever warns you about before you have a baby? All the years of horrible television that lies ahead of you. People warn you about the sleep – “get all you can now!!” – which is a ridiculous notion. There is absolutely no amount of sleep that will ever prepare …
  7. Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
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    • There is a lot to love with these cookies. Have you ever tried a cake mix cookie? (If the answer is no, you need to change that ASAP!) Whenever I make a cake mix cookie, I know exactly what to expect. They are crisp on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle. These cookies …
  8. Lemon Raspberry Cake for Two Recipe
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    • Sometimes, I’m really craving a slice of lemon cake. And sometimes, I make a lemon cake so that I can use the itsy bitsy gray cake stand I bought a long time ago but haven’t had the chance to use yet. Yes, I’m a food photographer who is sometimes ruled by my prop collection. But …
  9. Lemon Lime Cupcakes Recipe
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    • If you follow My Baking Addiction on a regular basis, you may have realized that I’ve taken about a month off, but I definitely didn’t leave you hangin’. I had a few recipes like these Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp ready in advance, and then I enlisted the help of some of my favorite blogging friends to create …
  10. Lemon Cheesecake Donuts Recipe
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    • I made us a treat. I married cheesecake and donuts. I thought about putting the cheesecake into the donut batter and making this very tasty pairing happen that way. But… they weren’t cheesecake-ey enough. I also thought about making traditional donuts and filling them with cheesecake. But… when it boils down to it, I kind of hate frying …
  11. Lemon Blackberry Baked Pancake Recipe
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    • Like baked egg tostadas or a batch of no-stir toaster oven granola, this lemon blackberry baked pancake is one of those little effort – big reward – keep-it-in-your-back-pocket recipes. The kind of recipe where you can quickly mix all of the ingredients together, pop it in the toaster oven and TA-DA! a tasty breakfast appears. Yeah, I looove those too! A few …

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