Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe #SundaySupper

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Oh my – this dessert is melt in your mouth delicious!  Light and lemony! Cool and refreshing! I called it a Ladyfinger Lemon Torte for lack of  a better name, but this title does not do it justice. This torte is six simple ingredients that come together to create a light and luscious lemony dessert. It is a little bit lemon meringue,  a little bit lemon soufflé, and a whole lot of WOW!

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe

But don’t let me scare you away with the soufflé description – remember this is only six simple ingredients. This recipe comes together sooooo easily! The hardest part is separating the eggs. If you can separate 8 eggs – you have got this recipe handled. Seriously!

Ladyfinger Lemon souffle

Not only is this Ladyfinger Lemon Torte downright delicious but this is beautiful! Don’t you think? I actually bought some pretty yellow ribbon to tie around the torte before I took the pictures – but I forgot to use the ribbon, even though it was sitting right there! This dessert is simply gorgeous all on its own. A simple dusting of powdered sugar and a twisted lemon slice is all that is needed to make this dessert the show-stopping center of your next party menu. Definitely company worthy!

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe

As if the heavenly taste and the handsome appearance are not enough for you – this recipe needs to be made in advance. As you know, I am all about prepping my party menus as much as possible in advance. I love to entertain – but I never enjoy being stuck in the kitchen while my friends are all out and about enjoying themselves. I want to be part of the party as well! This recipe is rather quick, but needs to be frozen to get the just the right texture. So you whip it up, bake it in the oven, then set it in the freezer. Multiple steps – but easy!

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe


  • 2 (3 oz.) packages of the soft ladyfingers
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 eggs, separated

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 15 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • powdered sugar for dusting – optional
  • 1 thin slice lemon for garnish – optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Lightly grease a 9×3 Springform pan.
  • Line the sides of the of the pan with the ladyfingers. Slice the bottom of the ladyfingers off, so that the ladyfingers are even with the top of the pan. This is to keep the tops from getting too brown during baking.


  • Line the bottom of the pan with ladyfingers, cutting some to fit.
  • In a large bowl throughly mix together sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon peel, and lemon juice.
  • In a medium bowl beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff.

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe

  • Gently fold whipped egg whites into lemon mixture until fully incorporated.

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Note: I filled my pan as high as I could, and I still had leftover filling. If you have a 10 inch springform pan, you could use that size as well.

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe

  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes our until top is lightly browned.

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte Recipe

  • Cool completely, cover with foil, and freeze. (Can be kept frozen for 2 months)
  • Before serving, remove outside ring and set on platter, Dust top of cake with powdered sugar and place a twisted  lemon slice in the center if desired.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. (Note: It is really easy to slice when it is still slightly frozen.)

Ladyfinger Lemon Torte

Here is your printable copy of this must-have dessert!

This ladyfinger lemon torte recipe makes a dessert that is melt in your mouth delicious! Light and lemony! Cool and refreshing!

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(5) Comments

  1. Kris says:

    I’m making this for Easter…I’m in love with anything lemon!

    1. Stacey says:

      Yea! If you like lemon – you should love this. Remember that it needs about 15 minutes to get to the right temperature and texture. Letting is set much longer and the filling will get too soft. Enjoy! And Happy Easter in advance <3

  2. Dawnell says:

    Can’t wait to try this looks so beautiful & easy to put together 🍋 Love Lemon anything

    1. Stacey says:

      I love your Lemon Drop Martinis! A meal that starts with you LDM should end with this dessert. A perfect pairing!

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