Game of Thrones Sansa’s Lemon Cakes


These petite and dainty lemon cakes are inspired by Sansa Stark from A Song of Ice & Fire; or more widely known by the HBO Hit series Game of Thrones. Lemon cakes are Sansa’s favorite confection in the tale. It’s a kind of sweet dessert baked with butter, flour, eggs and sugar and if you know, sugar in the olden days are so rare that anything sweet is considered a thing for the rich. So Lemon cakes are noted to be a luxury treat enjoyed by the upperclass and mostly the noblewomen of the seven kingdoms. In the tale, lemon cakes are also small, dainty individual pieces of cakes and not baked into a large round mould, which requires cutting.

So here’s our take on how we imagined it to be! While the looks of it don’t really fit the styles of a Stark exactly, you can’t deny that they are definitely fit for a lady!

If you’re just dying to get to the gist of the recipe, jump HERE:

But if you’re like us having lots of withdrawal symptoms now that the series have long ended, reminisce again in some of the quoted magic by George R.R. Martin in his A Song of Ice & Fire – A Game of Thrones:

“There’s going to be lemon cakes and tea,” Sansa went on, all adult and reasonable – Sansa to Arya discussing about the invitation to King’ Landing.

Later came sweetbreads and pigeon pie and baked apples fragrant with cinnamon and lemon cakes frosted in sugar, but by then Sansa was so stuffed that she could not manage more than two little lemon cakes, as much as she loved them, She was wondering whether she might attempt a third when the king began to shout.  – Sansa at the feast after the Hand’s tourney.

Jeyne yawned “Are there any lemon cakes?” Sansa did not like being interrupted, but she had to admit, lemon cakes sounded more interesting than most of what had gone on in the throne room. “Let’s see,” she said. Sansa to Jeyne Poole.

Read more about Sansa Stark and her all-time favourite Lemon Cake dessert here at the Game of Thrones Fandom.

This recipe uses the Lemon Cake Mould but you may also use regular cupcake pans.
Makes 6 Lemon cakes* 


Lemon Cake
Egg (medium – large) – 1 pcs
Butter  – 50g
Sugar – 35g
Cake Flour – 50g
Baking Powder 2g
Vanilla Extract – 1/2 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Lemon Zest – 1/3 – 1/2 lemon (depending on size of lemon)

Icing Coat
Powdered Sugar – 50g (100g if you want to double dip and make a thicker icing coat)
Lemon Juice – 1-2 tsp (more or less, depending on the consistency of icing sugar during mixing.)

Lemon rind (or any substitute for yellow/orangey colour)
Lime rind (or any other substitute for green colour)
Strawberry Powder (or any other substitute for pink colour) 
Decorative Sugar Flowers – 6 pcs


  1. Soften the butter to room temperature
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  3. Cream the butter, sugar, lemon zest and salt together until light and fluffy.
  4. Loosely beat the egg and then add into the creamed butter mixture over 2 times. Mix on low.
  5. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold. Stop when the flour has been fully incorporated. Be careful not to fold too much.
  6. Transfer the batter into a piping bag
  7. Pipe the batter into the lemon cake pan.
  8. Turn down the oven temperature to 170 degrees Celsius and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Once done, cool the cakes on a baking rack and prepare the icing.
  10. Dissolve the icing sugar with water/lemon juice then dip the lemon cakes.
  11. Decorate with lemon rind, lime rind and a sprinkle of strawberry powder. Lastly add the flower before the icing sets and harden fully.
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  1. Store in an airtight container at room temp for up to 3 days, and refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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