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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.
4.91 from 84 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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When you said, 1C, mean one cup?. I’m in Spain and in Europe the measurement are little different. Thanks, I’m anxious to do the lemon brownie. Soubds delicious

Hi is the weights for flour, sugar and butter done in cups? What would it Be in ounces or grams please xx5 stars

Can we make this recipe without so much sugar ? Lemon Brownies.

I’m going to use 1 c. sugar. It has the glaze so I think 1 and 1/2 cups sugar is too much.

Looks delish and will make this weekend. I also want to share this recipe via email but can’t find the email icon -thanks

How can I add this to my Pinterest page?

Love it, I love lemon any thing. Going to have to try this. 5 stars

These turned out delicious! I will make them again!5 stars

I followed the recipe as is and did not at all have the same product as shown in the pictures. Extremely disappointing as I was excited for days before making them. Mine was very yellow, cake-like, and slightly eggy tasting. The consistency of the glaze was just that.. a glaze. In the photos it looks more like a frosting that should sit on top on the brownies, not seemingly soak in. Does anyone have advice on what I can do differently next time? I love this idea and would be thrilled to have it turn out correctly! Thank you in advance!

Extremely tasty, and so easy!  The only tweak I would be the second time around, would be to skip the parchment paper, unless you’re only using it on the bottom of the pan.  Mine turned out to be misshapen in the pan, due to the stiffness of the paper not allowing the batter to spread evenly during the baking process. I will use a light cooking spray with a very light dusting of flour, instead.  Otherwise, an outstanding recipe!4 stars

These are so easy to make! Very very delicious!!! I’m looking forward to making more of your recipes.5 stars

These were delicious! I forgot to set the timer when I put them in the oven and they slightly over baked. But it still came out more like a cake than a brownie. So it was still delicious! Next time I make it I’ll make sure and set the timer for gooey goodness! 

Could you replace the white sugar with coconut sugar?

Can’t wait to make these;! They look so good

Absolutely delicious recipe. So refreshing and different. This is a keeper. 5 stars

Is there any way to pin the recipe?

Yes..just hover over the photo that you want to pin and a Pinterest button will show

What size pan did is suggested? 

I baked them in a 9×13 and had the right amount of filling. I would recommend checking after latest 20 minutes. I baked mine for 23 at a slightly lower temperature and it still turned out more like a lemon cake than brownie.

For those of you wanting chewier brownies, I’d suggest leaving one of the eggs out.

To die for!5 stars

Made the lemon brownies. Fantastic! Do you have the nutritional value for these?

Could I use almond flour and erithrytol to make this recipe Keto?

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