Baking - Sweet

Lemon Brownies Recipe

16 servings


10 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time


1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 lemon, zested

1 egg + 2 egg yolks

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

Zest of 1/2 a lemon


First, preheat the oven to 350, and have an oven rack in the center position. Have ready an 8-inch square pan lined with parchment paper in one direction (with long handles on one side for easy lifting), if your brownie pan isn't non-stick.

Combine the melted butter, sugar, lemon zest in a medium bowl. Whisk together well.

Next, whisk in the egg and 2 egg yolks very well. Reserve the two extra egg whites for another use.

Add the lemon juice and whisk again.

Finally, sprinkle the flour, baking powder and salt evenly over the bowl and stir to combine.

Spread the mixture in an 8-inch square pan. Bake for 25-27 minutes, until the edges are starting to crackle and turn golden brown. Remove the brownies from the oven and let cool slightly.

To make these easy to cut: I actually move them to the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Then, they pop right out of the pan, and then cut into 16 squares.

To make the glaze: whisk together the powdered sugar lemon juice and lemon zest. Pour over the brownies and serve.


Serving Size




Total Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat

2 g

Trans Fat

0 g


50 mg


96 mg

Total Carbohydrate

33 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Total Sugars

24 g


2 g

16 servings


10 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time
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