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


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 4% DV; carbohydrates 15.3g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 11g; fat 3.9g 6% DV; saturated fat 2.1g 11% DV; cholesterol 42.5mg 14% DV; vitamin a iu 140.3IU 3% DV; vitamin c 1.8mg 3% DV; folate 7.6mcg 2% DV; calcium 9mg 1% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 9.2mg 3% DV; potassium 38.6mg 1% DV; sodium 86.7mg 4% DV; added sugar 11g.