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Lemon Brownies


These brownies combine the refreshing taste of lemon with the dense consistency of fudge brownies. A great treat on a hot summer day!

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  • Lemon Brownies:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon zest (optional)


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 45mins


Step 1

Lemon Brownies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8" x 8" glass baking dish; Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat the flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice until combined. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 23-25 minutes. *The edges of the bars should turn a golden color. DO NOT over bake the bars or they will become dry.* Allow the bars to completely cool before adding the frosting. Frost the lemon brownies and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

Beat the cream cheese using an electric mixer in a medium bowl until softened. Slowly add the powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice; Beat until creamy, about 3 minutes.


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