Lemon Brownies

Listen out chewy cake brownies but instead of chocolate, they are loaded with delicious zesty, juicy sweet lemon juice and zest.

What are lemon brownies?

The simple answer is that, lemon brownies. The long answer is imagine a delicious chewy and cakey brownie filled with lemon instead of chocolate, that’s what these are! This recipe is so, so easy and so, so quick it will become your favourite! It’s also a recipe I have had to test a couple of times, so I really think I’ve got them just right.

So, what’s in these?

As I said, these are so, so easy to make and they don’t require that many ingredients, here’s your shopping list:

  • Lemon zest and lemon juice
  • Butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Icing (powdered) sugar – this is optional but very nice!

Lemon Brownies


  • 230 gr of unsalted butter melted
  • 400 gr of granulated sugar 
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • The zest of 2 medium lemons 
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • The juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 300 gr of plain flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Icing (powdered) sugar to dust – this is optional


  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius
  2. Infuse the sugar by rubbing the lemon zest and the sugar together with your fingers.
  3. Mix the butter and infused sugar until combined. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract and lemon juice.
  4. Fold in the four and baking powder until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and bake for roughly 45 minutes, testing for doneness by inserting a knife into the center of the brownies beginning at 40 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when the edge is set, but a knife inserted into the middle still comes out with a bit of brownie batter on it.
  6. Dust some icing sugar on top.

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