Lemon Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

These Lemon Cream Cheese Brownies offer a delightful twist on the classic brownie recipe by blending the tartness of lemon with the richness of cream cheese. This combination creates a unique dessert that’s not only refreshing but also irresistibly creamy and vibrant. Perfect for lemon lovers and those looking for a new take on brownies, these treats are sure to brighten any dessert table.


For the Brownies

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick softened salted butter
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3-4 drops yellow food coloring (optional)

For the Icing

  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Yellow sprinkles (optional, for garnish)


Preheat and Prep

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment and spray sides.

Mix Dry Ingredients

  1. Combine sugar and flour in a mixing bowl.

Add Butter and Cream Cheese

  1. Beat butter and cream cheese into the dry mix until creamy.

Incorporate Eggs and Lemon

  1. Mix in eggs, lemon juice, and food coloring until evenly incorporated.


  1. Pour batter into the pan, smooth top, and bake for 20 minutes until set but soft.


  1. Let brownies cool in pan for 30 minutes to set texture.

For the Icing

Mix Icing

  1. Whisk powdered sugar with lemon juice until smooth.


  1. Pour icing over cooled brownies, spread evenly, and sprinkle with yellow sprinkles.


  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • Ensure brownies are completely cool before icing to prevent melting.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep fresh.


Q: Can I make these brownies without the food coloring? A: Absolutely! The food coloring is optional and only used to enhance the yellow color of the lemon.

Q: What’s the best way to serve these brownies? A: These brownies are best served at room temperature or slightly chilled.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

65 minutes (including cooling)


Makes one 8×8-inch pan of brownies










Lemon Cream Cheese Brownies are a perfect blend of zesty lemon and creamy cheese, making them an ideal choice for anyone looking to indulge in a dessert that’s both familiar and exciting. Whether for a special occasion or a simple treat, these brownies promise a delicious and satisfying experience, elevating the traditional brownie to new, flavorful heights. Enjoy creating and savoring these delightful treats that are sure to impress!

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