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Lemon Brownies

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Lemon Brownies are my new favorite dessert. Topped with a delicious lemon glaze, they are just the right mix of fresh lemon and sweetness.

We’ve made some great lemon recipes like Lemon Blueberry Donuts, Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes and Lemon Sweet Rolls.

As much as I am crazy for chocolate, I do love finding new ways to bake without that classic ingredient. It’s fun to spice it up and try something new! Lemon is a fun way to do that.

Lemon Brownies

Lemon Brownies

This recipe is going to look a lot like your usual brownie recipe, but of course no cocoa or chocolate chips.  You’ll mix together your dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately before combining making sure to add one egg at a time.

Lemon Brownies Topped with a delicious lemon glaze

Lemon Zest

If you’re new to lemon zesting, it is easiest to use the tool made for this job: a lemon zester. (Genius name, right?) But if you don’t have one and are in a pinch a veggie peeler will work. Make sure you wash your lemon before.

Lemon Brownies Glaze

This is the most yummy part of all – the glaze! All you need is three ingredients: lemon zest, lemon juice and powdered sugar. It’s very sweet and a bit tangy at the same time.

Lemon Brownies on a plate

You’re going to adore these lemon brownies, and all your friends will be begging for the recipe!

Lemon Brownies are my new favorite dessert. Topped with a delicious lemon glaze, they are just the right mix of fresh lemon and sweetness. 

Lemon Brownies

Published By Jill
4.91 from 83 votes


Brownie Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Lemon Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp lemon zest



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest until light and fluffy
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time until combined
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined
  • Pour batter into the baking pan and bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Make sure to not over bake. 
  • Allow to completely cool on the counter
  • Using a large mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest until combined
  • Pour the glaze over the lemon bars and spread evenly
  • Allow to harden overnight before enjoying!
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Lemon Brownies are my new favorite dessert. Topped with a delicious lemon glaze, they are just the right mix of fresh lemon and sweetness. 

Lemon Brownies are my new favorite dessert. Topped with a delicious lemon glaze, they are just the right mix of fresh lemon and sweetness. 

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Best brownie recipe ever! My family couldn’t get enough of them5 stars

I make this wonderful Lemon Brownie recipe this morning. Absolutely heavenly. It came out tasting very much like lemon meringue pie. I think I beat the eggs to much as it was more like a cake consistency, but tasted like it came from heaven. My wife couldn’t wait to give her mother some. I am retired and live with my wife at her home place in the Philippines.

These are delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I prefer the texture of these brownies over a traditional lemon bar. Great lemon flavor! Thanks 5 stars

Just made these for the first time, and I have only one question: How do you wait until the next day to eat them??? They’re so good right out of the oven… I’m not sure they’ll last another hour….5 stars

Forgot to mention that I misread the number of eggs as 2 instead of 4. This made me have to bake about an extra 20 minutes, but the result is phenomenal… chewy, not cakey. Crunchy at the edges. Perfection!5 stars

Vickie wish I could be there to taste
Will send rrcipe to my little brother. He is a good cook

My friend posted this recipe on her facebook page and I immediately saved it since my lemon tree has thousands of lemons on it. This recipe was AMAZING!!! The whole house smelled delicious while it was baking. We could hardly wait for it to cool enough to put the icing on, then wait EVEN MORE for the icing to harden. My family (4 of us at home today) aet the whole thing by the end of the day. We are not even ashamed!!! So delicious!5 stars

 I baked these! They were absolutely fabulous! I still have people asking me to bake them again. I wouldn’t change anything about the recipe. Just be sure to take them out of the oven soon enough. Set your timer for less than the allotted time and keep checking. You don’t want them to be over baked. They should be under cooked slightly. And I mean slightly! So so lemony delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe.

I will be making these today can’t wait. X

Would it be better to use Meyer lemons or any lemons?

Any lemons will work.

Mine came out more like a sponge. What did I do wrong? ‍♂️5 stars

i just love lemon anything gonna try this soon like tomorrow my family will love this thanks for sharing it with all of us

Omg the whole family flipped over these.  Taste like a lemon bar but so much easier and doesn’t take as many lemons.  We love the texture, they’re my new go to for dessert!5 stars

Wow, these brownies look amazing. I would love to try this. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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