Lemon cake

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Sansa Stark, eating lemon cakes with Margaery and Olenna Tyrell - by mustamirri ©

Lemon cakes are a type of lemon-flavored small sweet baked dessert cake, often served at feasts.


Lemon cakes are a favorite of Sansa Stark.[1][2][3] Lord Robert Arryn also loves lemon cakes, after Alayne Stone told him they were her favorites.[4][5]

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A Game of Thrones

Lemon cakes are served in Queen Cersei Lannister's wheelhouse,[6] and at the feast for the Hand's Tourney.[1]

A Clash of Kings

Lemon cakes in the shape of roses are served at King Renly Baratheon's feast for the Melee at Bitterbridge.[7]

A Storm of Swords

Sansa Stark's love for lemon cakes is so well known that Varys informs the Tyrell party, who prepare the delicacy for her first meeting with Margaery Tyrell and her family.[2]

A Feast for Crows

At the Gates of the Moon, when Petyr Baelish tells Sansa Stark he has brought her a gift, something better than gowns or jewels, she asks him if he has brought lemons, as she has promised young Lord Robert Arryn lemon cake.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

In the House of Black and White, the kindly man gives Arya Stark a drink that is so tart, she compares it to biting into a lemon, which reminds her of a girl she once knew who loved lemon cakes.[8]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.
Lemon cake in the shape of the Giant's Lance, by Jaydeewis

Petyr Baelish acquires every lemon in the Vale for a twelve-foot-tall lemon cake in the shape of the Giant's Lance for the feast before the tourney to select the Brotherhood of Winged Knights, to please Lord Robert Arryn and Alayne Stone.[5]


Alerie: You must be very hungry. Shall we have a bite of boar together, and some lemon cakes?
Sansa: Lemon cakes are my favorite.
Olenna: So we have been told. That Varys creature seemed to think we should be grateful for the information.[2]

Lemony lemony lemon cakes... and you can have as many as you like.[4]

Alayne Stone, trying to coax a petulant Lord Robert Arryn to get dressed for the long descent to the Gates of the Moon