These simple lemon cake bars are sweet and tart and perfect for people who love lemony desserts.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was filled with activities, from delicious meals, to ice cream donut sandwiches, seeing good friends, and getting a new haircut. What is it about a haircut, that your hair looks so shimmery and new after, but you can never quite replicate the look again no matter what you do? I’ve tried taking notes, buying the same products and tools as my hairstylist and nada. It never again looks as bouncy and pretty as the first day right after the salon.
So now I just take a picture and look back on it fondly until the next haircut.
On Sunday, I attempted to make a chewy lemon blondie but it didn’t quite work out. I wanted to flavor the cake with natural lemon juice and the added liquid kept the batter from developing a chewy texture. But these still taste good and maintain quite a bit of tartness from the lemon juice, so I thought I’d share them just the same. Like all blondie recipes, this batter comes together quickly and then off into the oven it goes. Less than 30 minutes later and you have a pan of lemon flavored blondies.
These lemon flavored cake bars and sweet and tart.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg
2 tbsp lemon curd
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line a 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in flour, egg, curd and lemon juice and mix on medium speed until smooth dough forms.
2. Scoop dough into 9 x 9 baking pan and spread evenly across entire pan with a spatula. Dough will be very sticky. Don't worry if you can't smooth out top because once it begins to cook in the oven, it will smooth out. Bake 25-30 minutes until blondies turn a golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let blondies cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving.
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