Lusting for Lemons

Italian cake bakery in Woodbridge Ontario

When most people think of summertime desserts, they think of light, fluffy, and citrusy flavours and textures that make their taste buds tingle. In other words, most people think of lemons, which makes perfect sense because lemons are among some of the most versatile fruit in the world. Depending on how they’re prepared and what they’re used for, they can be refreshing, tart, or sweet and on top of all that, they’re also packed lots of vitamins and nutrients. Whether you’re in the mood for something savoury or sweet, there are a lot of different things you can do with lemons. That’s why many Italian bakeries in Woodbridge are focusing on making tasty lemon treats this time of year. Here’s a list of just some of the many lemon-centric treats that are currently trending.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Let’s face it, lemon meringue pie never really went out of style. You just can’t go wrong with a light, flaky, golden, and buttery crust that’s topped off with sweet and slightly tart lemon jelly filling and a fluffy, smooth marshmallow meringue. It’s the perfect summertime treat because very bite is a symphony of both sweet and zesty—if it’s done right, that is. The great thing about lemon meringue pie is that you can have it as an after-dinner dessert or even just serve it alongside your afternoon coffee or tea.

Lemon Sponge Cake

Another artisanal Italian delicacy that’s very popular this time of year is lemon sponge cake. Better known as Pane Di Spagna, this cake is an excellent addition to any backyard BBQ, picnic in the park, and even an afternoon or after-dinner delight. This fluffy and soft vanilla sponge cake blends perfect with the lemon cream.

Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes

Who doesn’t love a good Bundt cake? Not only are they fun to eat, but they’re also fun to decorate! And the best part is that like all cakes, you can alter them according to your taste and needs. You can even get creative and order custom decorated mini lemon Bundt cakes from your favourite local bakery in Vaughan. These miniature delights are traditionally made with a delicious vanilla exterior shell that’s infused with a creamy saccharine lemon filling and topped off with powdered sugar.

Lemon Coffee Cake

Otherwise known as Pane Di Angele, which aptly translates to “bread of angels” from Italian to English, this delectable cake is another summertime favourite in local Italian communities. You can enjoy the refreshing and light taste of lemon as an afternoon treat, after dinner or paired with your favourite style of coffee!


Limoncello is a flaky pastry that’s filled with a tasty lemon cream and topped off with a white chocolate drizzle and a spoonful of lemon jelly. These delightful treats are the high point of any summertime or fall get-together!

Visit Your Local Italian Cake Bakery in Woodbridge

Whenever you’re in need of some delicious traditional and customized Italian pastries, look no further than Sweet Boutique. We pride ourselves on being a multi-generational family-oriented, -owned, and -operated bakery in Woodbridge that specializes in making Italian cakes, bigne, cookies, pies, and other wildly appetizing sweets. Contact us today to place an order for your next event or stop by our Vaughan location to select your treats in person.

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Anthony Macri

Anthony Macri

Anthony is a passionate, friendly, and seasoned pastry chef who’s travelled to some of the remotest and even well-known parts of Italy specifically to learn about different types of Italian pastries. His objective was to learn everything he could about Italian sweets including how they’re prepared, the origins of each iconic delicacy, as well as their cultural, historical, and religious significance.