Slideshow: 6 Lemon Sweets We Love in NYC

Lemon Raspberry Cake at Almondine Bakery
Lemon Raspberry Cake at Almondine Bakery
With cheery yellows, greens, and pinks, this cake speaks summer in color. Whimsical pipes of lightly torched meringue sit over layers of bold and airy pistachio sponge cake, which alternate with raspberry jelly and lemon cremeux.

85 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 112019 (map); 718-797-5026; almondinebakery.comy

Raspberry Lemon Pudding at Buttercup Bake Shop
Raspberry Lemon Pudding at Buttercup Bake Shop
The best part of this pudding is the layers of spicy ginger cookies: thin rounds softened to a cake-like texture between layers of lemon pudding, more sweet than tangy. The pudding comes dotted with fresh raspberries.

973 2nd Avenue, New York NY 10022 (map); 212-228-5100; buttercupbakeshop.com

Lemon Cake at Maison Du Chocolat
Lemon Cake at Maison Du Chocolat
A buttery, zesty creature with a sticky golden surface. Lemon juice and rind appear in the tender, even-crumbed cake. It's a simple lemon cake, but none the worse for it.

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York NY 10112 (map); 212-265-9404; lamaisonduchocolat.com

Lemon Meringue Tart at Sweet Melissa Patisserie
Lemon Meringue Tart at Sweet Melissa Patisserie
A butter-rich pate sucrée crust filled with lemon curd that hovers between puckery tart and sweet. Whimsical dollops of soft meringue finish it off, adding a little creamy sweetness to bring the tart to full closure.

276 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231 (map); 718-855-3410; sweetmelissapatisserie.com

Lemon Bundts at Yura on Madison
Lemon Bundts at Yura on Madison
The bundt cake at Yura on Madison is impressively citrusy; it makes use of both the lemon rind and juice. The fine, even crumb is studded with small pieces of buttery lemon rind.

1292 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10128 (map); 212-860-1707 ; yuraonmadison.com