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Refreshing Lemon Brownies

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Let’s make some refreshing Lemon Brownies! These cake mix brownies are so easy to make and only require 3 ingredients. Plus everyone loves the fudgy brownie feel with a popping lemon taste.

Sprinkling powdered sugar on top of yellow brownies.

Dense chewy lemon brownies with a fresh flavor come together in no time and will surprise everyone who tries them!

stack of 3 cake mix brownies on baking rack with more bars and a lemon behind them.

What are cake mix brownies?

The EASIEST 3 Ingredient brownies you’ll ever make! Start with a cake mix and add the wrong ingredients to it! Ok, that sounds bad but it’s oh so right if you happen to have one random cake mix in your cupboard and you don’t know what to do with it.

Post photo shoot snack, one lemon brownie with a bite taken out of it,

Cake mix brownies to the rescue!

I’ve actually made these before but they were just regular chocolate cake mix brownies. And yeah everyone loved them. So you know I to try another flavor. And lemon it is!

Single cake mix brownie on a spatula.

What do you need for these Bars?

  • a lemon cake mix
  • eggs
  • vegetable oil

A very short list indeed!

Lemon Brownies on baking rack with powdered sugar on top.

What Kind of Cake Mix do I buy?

Most regular mainstream grocery store cake mixes will work. They all make the same size cakes and work about the same. So use what you have or grab them when they’re on sale and you’re set!

Cut fresh instant pot brownies

Other Brownie Recipes You’ll Love!

  • Instant Pot Brownies Love Dense SUPER fudgy brownies?? Try this recipe for the best brownies I’ve ever made!
  • Butterscotch Brownies These are more like a brownie cookie combo. FULL of butterscotch chips in a non chocolate brownie base. BUT OH SO GOOD!

What else can you do with a cake mix?

Make these red velvet cake mix cookies! YES, red velvet is made easy when you start with a cake mix. Add white chocolate chips and these are what valentine’s day cookies are made of!

Yield: 16 Brownies

Lemon Brownies

Lemon Brownies

These lemon brownies are a lovely and refreshing change from their chocolate brethren the chocolate cake mix brownies!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • one lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • *optional* powdered sugar for sprinkling


  1. preheat the oven to 350°
  2. lightly grease an 8x8 pan OR line it with parchment paper
  3. empty the cake mix into a mixing bowl
  4. mix the eggs and oil
  5. stir into the cake mix, it will be thick
  6. place the dough in the prepared pan
  7. bake for 15-20 minutes or until the brownies are set, they will PUFF up and then drop when taken out of the oven so don't worry about that!!
  8. sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired

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