Tangy Lemon Brownies

Today, I’m excited to share a recipe for these incredibly easy and delicious lemon brownies. However, I must warn you, these Tangy Lemon Brownies are not for the faint of heart when it comes to lemon flavor. No, these brownies are for the die-hard lemon enthusiasts. This recipe is your go-to when you’re hit with an intense lemon craving. Just one bite, and you’ll find yourself in a lemony paradise—I know I did!

Eight iced lemon brownies, arranged in two rows of four on a blue plate. In the background, a blue and white patterned tea towel, two whole lemons, and a half of a lemon can be seen.

I stumbled upon the original recipe by The Domestic Rebel, and since then, I’ve made it several times. It’s incredibly simple to prepare, and the results are always fantastic. I made a small tweak by reducing the amount of salt since I used salted butter. If you opt for unsalted butter, you can double the salt again to suit your taste preferences.


For the brownies:

2/3 cup softened salted butter (160 g or 5 oz)
1 cup of sugar (225 g or 7 oz)
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
zest from 2 lemons
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/4 cups of plain flour (190 g or 6 1/4 oz)

For the Icing:

1 cup of icing/powdered sugar (150 g or 4 3/4 oz)
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice


To make brownies:
Line a 20 cm (8 inch) or 22cm (9 inch) square cake tin with baking paper and preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F).

Place the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir till combined.

Mix in the eggs one at a time until just combined – do not overmix.

Add lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and flour and stir to combine.

Transfer the batter to the prepared tin and smooth the top.

Bake for 20 -25 minutes or until lightly golden and a cake tester/toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely before icing.

To make icing:

Combine the icing sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth and spreadable. If too thick add more lemon juice 1 -2 drops at a time, if too runny add more icing sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.

Spread over uncut brownies and top with lemon zest.

Allow the icing to set for a few minutes and then slice and serve.

Serving Size: 59gCalories: 217Sugar: 23gSodium: 110mgFat: 8.8gSaturated Fat: 5.4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gProtein: 2gCholesterol: 45mg

Credit: Food Recipes

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