A double dose of lemon juice and zest brings fresh and tangy flavor to these easy brownies. They're the perfect dessert for any holiday or special occasion--or when you just need a little something to brighten your day. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2020

Carolyn Casner


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Beat flour, sugar, butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Add eggs, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon zest; continue beating until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Meanwhile, whisk confectioners' sugar and the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon zest in a small bowl. When the brownies are cool, spread the glaze over the top.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 2 up to 1 day ahead. Glaze brownies (Step 3) shortly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; 3.9 g total fat; 2.1 g saturated fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 87 mg sodium. 39 mg potassium; 15.3 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 2 g protein; 140 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 8 mcg folate; 9 mg calcium; 9 mg magnesium; 11 g added sugar;