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.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, April 2020


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Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
Nutrition Profile:


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; protein 2g; carbohydrates 15.3g; dietary fiber 0.7g; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 42.5mg; vitamin a iu 140.3IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; folate 7.6mcg; calcium 9mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 9.2mg; potassium 38.6mg; sodium 86.7mg.

Reviews (3)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
These are great -- so moist and full of lemony flavor. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Just ok, kind of rubbery, not sure if that was because of the whole wheat flour. Won't make them again. There are plenty other absolutely delicious lemon desserts from Eatingwell that I would rather make. Glad I tried at least. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
No baking powder? They didn't rise at all so I think there might be an ingredient missing Read More