Cakey Lemon Brownies
These easy-to-make bar cookies have the chewy, cakey texture of a brownie, but all of the bright and tangy flavor of a lemon bar. The batter is made with fresh lemon zest and juice, plus a secret ingredient: a little melted white chocolate, which balances out the acidity, adds creamy sweetness, and keeps the crumb moist. To melt the white chocolate (you can use a baking bar broken into pieces or chocolate chips), heat it in a microwave-safe bowl on 50% power for 1 ½ minutes, stirring in 30-second increments until melted and smooth. You can enjoy these Cakey Lemon Brownies as-is, but the rich lemon-cream cheese frosting really takes them to another level. Make sure that the brownies are completely cooled before you spread on the icing so that it doesn’t melt. Bring these bars to your next get-together or bake sale and prepare to be asked for the recipe!