These are insanely mouthwatering Lemon Brownies, topped with the most incredible Lemon Glaze, bursting with real lemon flavor!
Maybe all this time you thought that brownies only came with a chocolate flavor? Guess again! These Lemon Brownies taste simply amazing!
Bet you’ve never tasted brownies quite like these before. If you’re in the mood for a decadent dessert, give these zesty Lemon Brownies a try!
When you think of brownies, you probably think of moist and delicious chocolate baked goods. And, while there is nothing wrong with the traditional chocolate version of brownies, these Lemon Brownies certainly give them a run for their money. If you’re a fan of lemon-flavored treats, these brownies are sure to impress you. They’re easy to make with simple ingredients, and you can always prepare them for family and friends on various occasions.
Lemon Brownie Variations to Try
While these brownies taste great the way they are with such a simple recipe to follow, you can always make different variations of them. These are some of the ways to add something extra and switch things up:
Instead of preparing a lemon glaze for the brownies, you can make a vanilla glaze using powdered sugar and milk. This is a good idea for those who like the lemon flavor but don’t want an overpowerful taste of it when biting into the brownies.
You can use different cake mixes. For example, instead of using the yellow cake mix, you can choose a strawberry or chocolate cake mix. You can still use the other ingredients, including the lemon juice and lemon zest, to add that lemony flavor to these baked treats.
If you want to add a chocolate touch to these brownies, consider adding some mini chocolate chip morsels into the mix. You can fold them into your cookie dough before baking to add a bit of a chocolate flavor that pairs well with the lemon zest.
Feel free to skip the glaze! Not everyone likes having a glaze on their brownies. If it’s not for you, skip it and use a bit of powdered sugar as a topping for these tasty Lemon Brownies.
How long does it take to make the Lemon Brownies from Cake Mix?
This recipe won’t take you long to prepare at all. You can make them in less than an hour, which includes preparing the dough, baking the brownies, preparing the glaze, and allowing the brownies to cool before you add your glaze and serve them.
Do I need to use fresh lemon juice for this brownie recipe?
No, you don’t need to use fresh lemon juice. If you don’t have lemons on hand, feel free to use bottled lemon juice to give your brownies that zesty flavor.
What size pan do I need for baking the Lemon Brownies?
It’s best to use an 8” square baking dish for this recipe. Although you can use a metal, glass, or disposable aluminum baking dish, depending on your preference.
How much glaze do I add to these brownies?
You can drizzle the glaze on top of your brownies, adding as much or as little as you’d like. It all depends on what you prefer! I LOVE a lot on mine!
Does your glaze look a bit too thin? Don’t worry! This can occur when you’re combining the ingredients and adding a bit too much liquid. If you’re dealing with this problem, add a bit more powdered sugar to your glaze mix. It will quickly become thick enough for you to use on your brownies.
Be sure to let your brownies cool for 10 minutes after you’ve removed them from the oven. Once you’ve waited 10 minutes, you may then add the glaze on top of the brownies. It will stick on top of the brownies, adding the perfect touch to these baked goodies.
If you don’t have powdered sugar at home, you can make it with two simple ingredients – cornstarch and granulated white sugar. Combine the two to prepare an incredible homemade powdered sugar that works well.
How to Store This Lemon Brownie Recipe
After you’ve added your glaze to your brownies and have sliced them into individual portions, remove them from the pan and wrap them in plastic wrap. You can wrap each brownie individually to have them ready to grab and go when you’re in the mood for them.
After wrapping them in plastic wrap, place the brownies in a food storage container with an airtight lid and place them on the countertop or in the fridge. Of course, you don’t HAVE to refrigerate them, but you can if you’d like.
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Lemon Brownies with Lemon Glaze
Yields: 9 Brownies
- 1 15.25 oz box of yellow cake mix I used Betty Crocker
- 1 box lemon instant pudding
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice add a few extra drops if needed for desired consistency
- Lemon zest for garnishing optional
- Line an 8” square baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray so that the brownies lift out easily.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- With a hand mixer, combine the cake mix, pudding, lemon juice, eggs, and lemon zest in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted in the center and come out clean or with only crumbs (no wet batter).
- Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
- Lift the parchment paper out of the pan and cool completely.
- Cut brownies into squares and make the glaze.
For the glaze:
- combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice together until smooth.
- Drizzle over brownies and sprinkle with lemon zest.