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Strawberry Lemon Blondies

If you love bright, fruity desserts, these Strawberry Lemon Blondies are for you! They are the perfect dessert for spring and summer.

These buttery, soft blondies have juicy strawberry pieces and get a perfect citrus zing from fresh lemon juice. Finished with a sweet strawberry lemon glaze on top, they're sunshine in bar form.

Strawberry Lemon Blondies on a wooden serving board.

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Blondies are the vanilla-based cousins of fudgy brownies. While not as rich as brownies, they have an irresistibly chewy, gooey texture thanks to the combination of butter and brown sugar. 

The light crumb of blondies makes them perfect for fun mix-ins like fruit. We’re adding strawberries here, but you can easily use any of your favorite berries or a mix of all of them!

When it's strawberry season, these blondies are on the top of my list to make. They are perfect for taking to summer barbecues, picnics, or parties. But you don’t have to share - they’re great any time you want a sweet treat at home, too!

Ingredient Notes

Please take a look at the printable recipe card below for all ingredients, specific measurements, and complete instructions.

Ingredients to make strawberry lemon blondies set out on the counter.
  • Butter: Using melted butter gives the blondies a deliciously soft, moist texture and rich flavor. Unsalted is best for controlling saltiness.
  • Sugar: White granulated sugar keeps the blondies sweetly simple.
  • Eggs: You'll need 2 whole eggs to bind everything together.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh lemon juice provides the signature lemon zing. You'll use some in the batter and the glaze.
  • All-Purpose Flour: This provides the blondies' structure. 
  • Strawberries: Diced fresh strawberries add pops of juicy strawberry flavor throughout. I like using smaller strawberry pieces so they disperse evenly.

How To Make Strawberry Lemon Blondies

Melted butter, sugar, egg and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.
Flour added to butter-sugar mixture in the mixing bowl.

First, melt the butter and let it cool slightly before whisking in the granulated sugar. Beat the two together until light and fluffy - this incorporates air for an airy crumb. Then whisk in the eggs one at a time until fully combined. Finally, stir in the lemon juice.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently fold them together with a rubber spatula until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix, which can make the blondies tough.

Diced strawberries are added to the batter in the mixing bowl.
Strawberry Lemon Blondies batter in the mixing bowl.

Finally, fold in the diced fresh strawberries. At this point, the batter will be quite thick.

Strawberry Lemon Blondies batter in a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Transfer the strawberry lemon blondie batter to your prepared baking pan and use an offset spatula to spread it into an even layer. For thicker, softer blondies use an 8x8 square pan. For slightly thinner, firmer blondies use a 9x13 pan.

Bake the blondies in a 350°F oven. The 8x8 pan will need closer to 25 minutes while the larger pan size around 20-22 minutes. You'll know they're done when the edges just start turning golden brown and the centers look set.

While the blondies cool, make the simple powdered sugar glaze to drizzle over the top. It adds a bright pop of fruity lemon flavor.

Powdered sugar, lemon juice, and diced strawberries in a mixing bowl.
Strawberry glaze in a mixing bowl.

To make the glaze, just whisk together powdered sugar, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and a tablespoon of finely diced strawberries until smooth. You can add a touch more lemon juice if needed to reach a pourable consistency.

Baked Strawberry Lemon Blondies in a baking pan.
Strawberry Lemon Blondies on parchment paper on a wire rack topped with a strawberry glaze.

Once the blondies have cooled completely, drizzle the glaze generously over the top using a spoon or piping bag. Let the glaze set for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving the blondies.

My blondies turned out dry, what happened?

Over-mixing the batter or over-baking are the main culprits for dry blondies. Be gentle when folding and take them out of the oven as soon as the edges brown.

Three Strawberry Lemon Blondies stacked on a white plate.

Recipe Variations

  • Use other fruit. In addition to strawberries, try mixing in other fresh berries like raspberries, blackberries or blueberries.
  • Switch up the glaze. Change the glaze by using different fruit juices like orange or lime. You could also use strawberry puree instead of diced berries.
  • Add an extract. For extra lemon punch, add 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract to the batter. Or try other flavors like almond or vanilla extract.
  • Gluten-free flour. Substitute a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend for the all-purpose flour.

Storing and Freezing

Store: Strawberry lemon blondies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate them for up to 5 days. For the best texture, let them come to room temperature before serving.

Freeze: You can also freeze the unglazed blondies for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before glazing and serving.

Recipe Tips

  • Don't overmix the batter once you add the dry ingredients. This can make the blondies dense and dry.
  • Fresh strawberries will provide the best flavor and texture, but you can use frozen in a pinch. Just thaw and drain them first.
  • For ultra-soft, gooey centers bake just until set. They'll continue to firm as they cool.
  • Line your baking pan with parchment paper for easy removal and clean slicing.
  • Let the blondies cool completely before glazing and slicing. This prevents crumbling.
Glazed Strawberry Lemon Blondie on a white plate.

More Summer Desserts

With their bright flavors, sweet glaze, and soft chewy texture, these Strawberry Lemon Blondies make a sunny addition to any spring and summer celebrations!

Three Strawberry Lemon Blondies stacked on a white plate.

Strawberry Lemon Blondies Recipe

Author: Judy Wilson
These Strawberry Lemon Blondies are buttery, soft blondies with juicy strawberry pieces that get a perfect citrus zing from fresh lemon juice. They are finished with a sweet strawberry lemon glaze on top.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 287 kcal


  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup strawberries (diced)

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon finely diced strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Grease or line a baking dish with parchment paper. For thicker blondies, use an 8×8 inch square; for thinner, use 8×11 or 9×13.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
  • Melt the butter and whisk in sugar, beating until light.
  • Whisk in eggs, then lemon juice.
  • Add flour mixture and fold in until fully incorporated.
  • Fold in the diced strawberries.
  • Spread batter evenly in the baking dish and place in the center of the oven.
  • Bake for 20 minutes for thinner blondies and 25 minutes for thicker blondies, just until the edges start to turn golden.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • While the blondies are cooling, make the glaze.
  • Add lemon juice to strawberries and mix with a fork.
  • Stir in the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.
  • Remove the cooled blondies from the pan and top with glaze.
  • Enjoy!


Fresh strawberries provide the best flavor and texture, but you can use frozen in a pinch. Just thaw and drain them first.
Strawberry lemon blondies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 217mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 396IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Thursday 11th of April 2024

Thank you for sharing it with us on Farmhouse Friday. I can hardly wait to make these!!! I'll be featuring it tomorrow. Hope you continue to link up. You are quite talented and I bet your family LOVES everything you do. pinned

Linda Primmer

Sunday 7th of April 2024

Yumm, these looks so delicious. Strawberry and lemon together. I will definitely make these tasty morsels. I am happy to feature your Strawberry lemon Blondies at Love your Creativity.

Paula Short

Thursday 4th of April 2024

Oh my goodness. These sound fantastic! I can virtually taste these. Lol. Bookmarking so I can try later. Visiting today from SSPS 304 #28&29

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