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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 123 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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I made these on Sunday and my husband can’t get enough of them! Super easy and super lemony!5 stars

Ok this is in oven but your recipe said pour in pan and mine was like dump in pan. Hope it is ok. But I had extra large eggs so only used three. And how Manny lemons did you need for zest and juice?

Making some. Question on the glaze is there a way to make the glaze harden faster?5 stars

You can add extra icing sugar/powdered sugar to thicken overall. Add a bit extra zest so you don’t lose that tangy lemon flavour is how I thickened the glaze. It worked well….5 stars

I made these for my guests and they got a “wow” when I brought them out after dinner. We sat around the table and by the end of the night, they were almost all gone, because people kept taking a a half brownie, or a little sliver, then another sliver…..they are the best! Had to give the recipe to one of the ladies. Thanks for a fabulous dessert!5 stars

It would be oh so helpful if one could add how many lemons it takes to make the amounts of zest in the recipe so that the correct amounts of ingredients could be purchased all at once. The lemon brownies recipe takes 6 tbsp. How many lemons is this?

I had 9 nice size lemons and didnt have quite enough but the flavor was still there.

I have made these several times, due to special requests. I add frozen or fresh raspberries (scattered on the top before baking.) It was good with blueberries as well. So moist & delicious.5 stars

can you do this in sugar free?

I made the lemon brownies and my family raved! Thanks for a great recipe.

I wonder if stirring in some flaked coconut might add something to the batter at times.

Does it need to be refrigerated to harden up?

They are awesome. Congrats to you all for your hard work.5 stars

Is there something I could use in place of lemon zest

Will these lemon bars freeze well. I’d like to make them for a wedding cookie table.

What oven rack should they be baked on ?

This sounds delicious !!

Hi ya!
Do these taste “different” than Lemon Squares/Bars?
What makes them unique?
Thanks!

I love the freshest taste of lemon deserts.
More so after eating a heavy meal with loads of garlic.
I find it really refreshing my mouth.
Thank you I will give this ago..

Does this freeze well?

I just made these, they turned out okay. My batter was more of a cake consistency, not brownie. Also, I didn’t watch the video first….I added one egg at a time and mixed it, just as the directions stated. On the video it shows all eggs added at once and then mixed. Also, the directions stated add a little of the dry mixture to the wet mix, then add more. The video shows all the wet mixture added to the dry mixture and mixed one time. Possibly I should follow the video next time and not the written directions. I think it was all over mixed

The glaze turned out wonderful!! I will make this again.

Yes although they turned out OK, they were a little cakey.

Taste was fine.

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