25 Awesome Desserts That Start With L [With Pictures]

25 Awesome Desserts That Start With L [With Pictures]
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Desserts have always been a significant part of my family’s meals. After lunch, my grandma usually served some cookies or cake, so now whenever we gather, my siblings and I try to keep up with this tradition, always looking for new and delicious recipes. These days, I have been looking for a certain category of sweets to impress them, and I found so many! So, what are the desserts that start with L?

Ladyfingers, lollipops, lava cake, lemon bars, lemon drops, lemon tart, Lemon Chess Pie, layer Cake, Lightened Ambrosia Salad, Love Heart Cupcakes, Limber, Little Old Lady Pound Cake, licorice, Linzer cookies, Linzer torte, Lamington, Lane Cake, Lady Baltimore Cake, and many more options you can find below!

If you wish to learn more about these sweet, creamy, crunchy, hard, or deliciously soft pieces of heavenly delight, then you’re in the right place!


Ladyfingers on a table

Ladyfingers are spongy biscuits, usually covered with sugar glazing. They are well-known British sweets that make a great pair with tea or coffee, but can also serve as a base for cakes or puddings. They are a simple egg-based dessert available in almost every store all around the world, but my favorite is to make them at home using eggs, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and sugar.

Lemon Bars

Lemon bars, top view

Lemon bars are some of my all-time favorite summer desserts. Sweet, soft, citrusy, and beautifully creamy, they are a true ray of sunshine on a plate. Shortbread crust and lemon curd create a satisfying and mouthwatering mix of textures you can easily prepare from lemon, eggs, flour, butter, sugar, powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt. 

Lemon Tart

Homemade lemon tart with lemon decoration served on a white plate with some ingredients in the background

Lemon tart, a classic dessert with its origins in Britain, has been refined over the centuries in France, becoming a delicacy that has conquered the world. It is another wonderful collision of different flavors and textures – crunchy, shallow crust and creamy, citrusy lemon curd. To prepare it at home, you will need eggs, lemon juice, double cream, flour, unsalted butter, caster, and icing sugar.

Lemon Chess Pie

lemon chess pie served on a white plate, closeup

The smooth and soft crust makes lemon chess pie one of the sweet treats you shouldn’t miss out on. It includes flour, lemon juice and zest, eggs, cornmeal, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, and a small portion of salt. Many praise it because, unlike other pies, its filling doesn’t melt at room temperature but keeps its form. Because of this, it makes a well-balanced combination of citrusy, creamy, and fluffy, perfect for gatherings and parties.

Lemon Drops

a background full of lemon drops

Lemon drops are sugar-coated sweets usually colored yellow and shaped like little lemons. Although first made in England, this candy gained popularity all over the world, so nowadays, you can find it in almost every store, and I love it when I stumble upon them! If you are up for it, you can easily make it on your own from sugar, cornstarch, water, lemon flavoring, citric acid, and liquid food coloring. 


12 Tasty Desserts that Start with J (with Pictures)

Lava Cake

two lava cakes served on a white plate

Chocolate lovers cannot resist lava cake. This baked wonder doesn’t take more than six ingredients, and it is a perfect balance between fluffy pastry and chocolate cream pouring out from its center. It includes eggs, unsalted butter, flour, vanilla extract, dark chocolate, and sugar. Sometimes it is referred to as Molten Chocolate Cake.

Layer Cake

a pastry chef stacking layers for a layer cake

A layer cake is a versatile dessert that gives you a lot of space for experimenting. This is any cake that contains multiple spongy cake layers covered with cream. While basic cake crusts usually contain eggs, butter, flour, sugar, and baking powder, you can upgrade it with cocoa, vanilla, or fruit extracts, lemon or orange zest, as well as some food coloring (perfect for Rainbow Layer cake).

Lightened Ambrosia Salad

a bowl of Colorful Lightened Ambrosia Salad

If you are a fan of light and refreshing desserts, then Lightened Ambrosia Fruit Salad might be to your taste. This combination of apples, grapes, tangerines, cherries, pecans or nuts, coconut flakes, and Greek yogurt is great for hot summer days! Plus, it looks amazing.


top view of limber, a Puerto Rican frozen popsicle dessert

Limber is another lovely summer dessert. It is actually an ice popsicle coming from Puerto Rico. Since it is basically frozen juice, it can have any flavor you like — mango, guava, pineapple, coconut, apple, grapes, tangerine, and orange. 

Love Heart Cupcakes

love heart cupcake with sprinkles

Love Heart Cupcakes are a lovely treat for your significant other, whether it is Valentine’s Day or not. These soft and spongy little cakes have a variety of flavors: from chocolate and vanilla to strawberries, raspberries, and even lemon. The base, however, is always the same, containing self-rising flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. So, if you wish to try out a new flavor and get creative with icing, this dessert will be a great canvas. And I would make sure to include some love hearts.

Little Old Lady Lemon Pound Cake

Little Old Lady Lemon Pound Cake served next to a lemon

This dessert will make you feel at home no matter where you are. Made in a bundt pan with butter, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, all-purpose flour, vanilla extract, and salt, it is a cozy dish that pairs well with a hot cup of tea or milk.


pieces of black licorice

Licorice is a chewy candy that was first introduced in Southeast Asia. It is flour-based candy flavored with extract from the roots of the plant Glycyrrhiza Glabra. This extract gives it a distinct fresh herbal taste, as well as black color. You can find it in stores, and though there are some recipes to make it at home, it is not easy to get that specific taste since the production of the original licorice candy takes at least 8 hours.  


candy lollipops on pink background

Lollipop is another hard candy available in stores all across the globe. However, it is quite easy to make at home, which can come in handy, especially if you have children. Lollipops usually have a fruity taste, but if you are making some on your own, there is no reason why you shouldn’t mix corn or glucose syrup and sugar with some coconut flakes or dip it into black or white chocolate once it hardens.

Lolly Cake

Side view close up of large kitchen knife cutting a slice of lolly cake

In case you are looking for a colorful delicacy, New Zealand’s lolly cake, also known as lolly log, may be just what you’ve been searching for. This cake, often present at birthday parties, contains only five ingredients: coconut, butter, malt biscuits, butter, and fruit puffs. It doesn’t take any baking and tastes like cookie dough.

Linzer Cookies

linzer cookies on a white plate

If you are looking forward to the holiday season, Linzer cookies are the sweetest way to get a little piece of the cheery atmosphere. Originating from Austria, these sandwich cookies with fruit jam are a perfect Christmas or Valentine’s Day dessert. 

Linzer Torte

a piece of linzer torte on a white plate with a fork

Linzer torte is an Austrian classic. It is a form of shortbread covered with fruit jam that usually contains cinnamon, nuts, and a lattice design on top as a decoration. Although you should follow the recipe when you’re preparing the dough, you can get a bit more creative with a filling. Consider covering shortbread with raspberry, blueberry, strawberry jam, vanilla, or chocolate cream.

Lamington Cake

lamington cakes crossection

This Australian cake has many variations from one country to the other. It is a soft butter cake shaped like a square covered with chocolate and coconut flakes. In some versions, it has two layers of butter cake stuck together with raspberry jam.

Lane Cake

lane cake with berry fruits on white plate

Lane cake is a traditional dessert from the American South. It contains self-rising flour, raisins, eggs, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla extract, milk, pecans, butter, orange zest, and bourbon. You can also add shredded coconut, candied cherries, and whipping cream for decoration. It is a rich and flavorful dessert with a unique and satisfying mix of textures you shouldn’t miss out. 

Lady Baltimore Cake

Lady Baltimore Cake with vanilla

For those of you who like desserts with rich whipping cream, Lady Baltimore Cake is one of the sweets you will fall in love with. Legend says Southern beauty, Alicia Rhett Mayberry, served this cake with heavy cream and candied cherries to famous author Owen Winsten in Charleston. He was charmed with it, so much so that he named his novel “Lady Baltimore.”

Lavender Ice Cream

two hands holding cones with lavender ice cream in front of a lavender meadow

Although lavender is best known as an ingredient in etheric oils and cosmetic products, it is also a much-desired addition to different types of desserts. One of the most popular sweets is lavender ice cream. Its distinct aroma pairs well with a heavy cream base, making it a refreshing frozen dessert.

Long Johns

long johns glazed doughnut

Long Johns is a bar-shaped doughnut with glazing. To prepare it, you will need dry yeast, warm water, shortening, evaporated milk, eggs, ground nutmeg, all-purpose flour, salt, sugar, frying oil, and any type of frosting you like. If you enjoy filled doughnuts, Long Johns make the filling easier due to their shape, so give it a try.

Lekach Cake

lekach cake missing a slice on a white plate

Lekach is a traditional Jewish cake made with rye flour, honey, baking powder, eggs, and sugar. It can also include rum or brandy, as well as coffee, orange juice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ground ginger, vanilla, or mace.   


Lakhamari is a traditional sweet bread from Nepal, usually prepared for festivities. It is a crunchy dessert containing butter, flour, sesame seeds, baking powder, sugar syrup, and water. Newlyweds usually share this sweet with the guests during wedding ceremonies, and this is how they are made:


a bowl filled with Indian desserts laddu

Laddu, also known as Ladoo, is an Indian dessert made with flour, sugar, glee, or oil. It has several variations with melon seeds, saffron, nuts, or even rock candies. Shaped in balls, these mouthwatering sweets are so soft they melt in the mouth.


popular Ramadan food, lokma, in black bowl

Lokma is a Turkish dessert made from small fried dough balls soaked in sugar syrup. This delightful sweet contains flour, instant yeast, lemon, and sugar, and you can decorate it with pieces of pistachio, saffron, sesame seeds, or lemon zest. You should definitely try it with coffee or tea!

Do you know more desserts that start with l? I’m excited to hear about them in the comments below!

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