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Lemon ‘brownies’

Don’t look for chocolate in this recipe; you won’t find it here. The name ‘brownie’ came from a slight similarity in consistency (the cake is more fluffy and not as dense as chocolate brownies). Also, there is no baking powder in it… which was intentional. The cake is superbly lemony! It’s addictive, soft and super moist – made with fresh lemon juice and zest and topped with lemon glaze. You should make some as soon as possible!

Ingredients for the lemon ‘brownies’:

  • 160 g butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • finely grated zest of 2 large lemons
  • freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon
  • 170 g plain flour

All ingredients should be at room temperature.

Cream the butter and the sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition (the batter will curdle slightly at this step, but it won’t make any difference to the finished cake). Add zest and lemon juice and mix. Add sifted flour and stir with a spatula until just combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin (28 x 18 cm) lined with baking paper, smoothing the top with a spatula.

Bake for 25 minutes at 150ºC or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean with moist cake crumbs (do not overbake, or the cake will be dry). Cool in the tin completely before glazing,  then cut into squares. Decorate with fresh berries and serve.

Lemon icing:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • grated zest of 1 large lemon

Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Depending on the consistency, you can add more icing sugar or lemon juice.


Lemon ‘brownies’


Lemon ‘brownies’


Lemon ‘brownies’

Source of the recipe – ‘the girl who ate everything’.

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