A few weeks ago, I experimented with making some lemon brownies. They didn’t quite turn out as planned, but they still taste pretty good. They taste like a cross between a sugar cookie and a cake. I just love that they are super easy to make.
I recently picked up some lemons from my mom’s garden so I’ll have to work again on creating the brownie recipe and some other lemon treats. I really love the bright yellow color of these bars.
Lemon Cake Bars
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8 x 8 pan. Beat butter and sugar with stand mixer until soft and fluffy.
- Add in eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Pour in flour and salt and mix on low speed until just combined.
- Pour batter into pan and smooth out with spatula. Bake for about 20 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
I think you are the ONLY person left on God’s green earth that knows how to make these NOT using angel food cake and pie filling!
I thought my childhood was gone since nobody can find Grandma’s recipe, but you’ve saved the day. Thank you!
I’m glad I could help!