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4.57 from 23 votes

Lemon Brownies

Lemon brownies AKA lemon blondies  - Super soft and moist bars topped with the most delicious lemon glaze. The perfect summer dessert that you'll be making over and over again!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon brownie recipe, lemon brownies
Servings: 16
Calories: 124
Author: Jamielyn Nye


For the lemon brownies:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon¬† baking powder

For the glaze:

  • 3/4¬† cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1/2 lemon


  • Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare an 8 x 8 pan by spraying with cooking spray or lining with foil, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, then add the lemon juice. Add the flour and baking powder, and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out clean. Let lemon brownies cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest, then pour over the brownies, spreading evenly to coat. Let lemon blondies cool completely before slicing and serving.



Note: If using unsalted butter, make sure to add a pinch of salt to the batter.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg