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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. Here is not one, but two ways to make this delicious treat.

We’ve made some other great lemon recipes like Lemon Blueberry Donuts, Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes and Lemon Sweet Rolls. Go check those out next!

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.  After that, is another version we love that uses cake mix as the base. They’re both delicious!

Lemon Brownies

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 Zest

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.

Ingredients

  • Butter – unsalted and softened.
  • Sugar – every good dessert needs it.
  • Lemon Zest – see about for notes on zesting.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – straight from a lemon has the best flavor.
  • Flour – all purpose.
  • Baking Soda
  • Eggs

How To Make Lemon Brownies

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients and wet ingredients (minus the egg) separately.
  2. Combine the two mixtures then add one egg at a time.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes and let it cool.
  4. Make the glaze and pour over the cooled brownies.

Ingredients for Cake Mix Brownies

  • Yellow Cake Mix 
  • Lemon Instant Pudding
  • Eggs
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lemon Zest

How To Make Lemon Cake Mix Brownies

  1. Mix all five ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Pour into an 8×8 baking dish and bake for 22-24 minutes.
  3. Make the glaze and pour over the cooled brownies.

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

Lemon Brownies

Other Lemon Desserts You Will Love

Homemade Lemon Cake

Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Bites

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Blossoms

Magic Lemon Cobbler

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
Lemon Brownies are my new favorite dessert. Topped with a delicious lemon glaze, they are just the right mix of fresh lemon and sweetness. Here is not one, but two ways to make this delicious treat.
4.94 from 125 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Brownies
Cuisine American
Servings 32

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

Directions

  • 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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These look great! Do they have to set overnight or can you freeze to expedite the process? 

Leave overnight before eating? Are you kidding me? Not in this house!

Shouldn’t these be called ‘blondies’?

Maybe lemonade!

Autocorrect! I actually wrote “ lemonies”.

No. Blondies are usually a cookie bar with chocolate chips, similar to chocolate chip cookies. Could make blondies without the choc. chips, I imagine.

I am used to ounces and grams can you tell me what C stands for? Thanks.

cups

C=cups

C is for cups which is 8 ounces. Hope that helps

These were yummy

“Allow to harden overnight.” Very funny.

Oh, yum!!!  I love lemon and adore brownies. Thank you. 

Fun yummy recipes. Lemon brownies are my favorite, but MUST be tart, not pretty yellow and sweet.5 stars

If I chose not to use lemon zest, what would that do? Would I need to adjust the recipe? I’m not really a fan of zest.

It’s okay to leave out the zest.

If I was leaving out the zest, I’d use lemon oil and/or lemon extract.

Do you remember the candy called “LemonHeads”? I would crush up some of that candy really finely and use that to replace the zest.  If you wanted some other flavors you probably could use root beer candy or peppermint candy. I can sit here and think of all kinds of possibilities for these brownies.  Almond oil/extract…….

I will be making these today can’t wait. X5 stars

I made this today! Excellent recipe. Easy and oh-so-delicious! Perfect for an Easter dessert! Thanks for sharing!5 stars

Have to try these, although never made any brownies before5 stars

They are in the oven as I type this, but is there anything I should be concerned with since I used shortening because I have not parchment?

This recipe looks so yummy, I can’t wait to try it. My husband loves anything lemon & his birthday is coming up so I think this would be a great surprise ! I will let you know how it turns out !

Is it self rising flour or plain?

all-purpose

LOOKS DELICIOUS I LOVE THINGS MADE WITH LEMON <3

It sounds so delicious, I want to make it for Easter dessert!

Delicious recipe! Thank you for posting this. Nice and moist, just the way I like.5 stars

So I made these last night and although they were delicious they were cake like rather then brownie like……any suggestions? It makes sense with 4 eggs I guess but I was expecting more brownie like consistency.

I had the same experience. I think they would have been much better more dense. Anyone have any suggestions???

I was told by chef if you stir brownies too much they turn cake like. He suggested just folding ingredients together and pour in pan. Stated it is even okay to still see some unmixed powder here and there).

My brownie recipe does not have baking powder or baking soda in it. I wonder if that would work with these????

These looks show good sand spring time lol

My husband LOVES Lemon, but I cannot have sugar. Is there a substitute that can be made for this in regards to that, and what would the equivalent be?

Splenda measures and tastes like regular sugar. It should work well for this recipe..5 stars

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