Strawberry & Lemon Blondies Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

If you know me by now, you’ll know I absolutely LOVE a good old blondie. It’s one of my favourite bakes to do and after making these blondies a couple of weeks ago, it only felt right that I share this creation with you all asap.

I love myself a good combination of ingredients to really take my blondies to the next level. I usually put two or three delicious ingredients together to really give my blondies a punch in flavour and that’s exactly what todays blondie ingredients did.

Who doesn’t love strawberries and lemon together? It’s one of the best ingredient combos out there. It’s actually one of my favourite combinations to work with and I just knew it would work beautifully in these blondies today.

I decided to use fruit in todays blondies as summer is fast approaching and I just felt like these blondies I’m sharing with you today could easily be the ultimate summer blondie! With bbq / picnic / special occasion season upcoming, I felt these would be the perfect sweet treat for after your savoury snacks/meals.

Todays blondies are super sweet & tangy – just what the doctor ordered! You will not be disappointed in the outcome of todays bake, believe me. So if you’d like to make these blondies yourself, the recipe is below…


Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 9-12

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Decorating Time: 10 Minutes

Overall Time: 55-60 Minutes


Ingredients You Need:

  • 230g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 165g Of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Juice Of Two Fresh Lemons
  • 310g Of Plain Flour
  • 1/2tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 1tsp Of Sicilian Lemon Extract
  • 130g Of Fresh Strawberries, Diced

Ingredients You Need To Decorate:

  • 130g Of Royal Icing
  • 4 Large Strawberries
  • 2tbsp Of Lemon Juice

How To Make Blondies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a 10inch square tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
  • Secondly, in a large mixing bowl, cream together the 230g of unsalted butter with 165g of granulated sugar until light in colour and fluffy in texture.
  • Next, beat in the 1 egg.
  • Once the egg has been beaten into the mixture, mix in the juice of two fresh lemons and 1tsp of sicilian lemon extract (TIP: it may look as though your mixture has split, don’t worry, it will all come together).
  • Now, mix in the 310g of plain flour and 1/2tsp of baking powder with the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
  • Gently, using a spatula, fold in the diced strawberries.
  • Scrap the mixture into the pre-lined baking tray, the mixture will be thick so spread out carefully until evenly spread.
  • Place the baking tray into the oven for around 30 minutes, until the corners of the blondie have become golden brown and a skewer placed into the centre of the mixture comes out clean (TIP: it may come out moist, that is absolutely fine to take out the oven. Just make sure it’s not wet).
  • When baked, take out the oven and allow to cool in tin before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.

How To Decorate Blondies:

  • Once your blondies have completely cooled down, it’s time to decorate.
  • In a small bowl, add 130g of icing sugar and set aside.
  • Next, in a blender, add 4 large strawberries and blast them until a puree has formed.
  • When the puree has been made, strain the puree through a sieve into the icing sugar bowl.
  • Now strained, add in 2tbsp of lemon juice into the small bowl with icing sugar and mix the icing sugar, puree and lemon juice together until no lumps remain.
  • (TIP: if you feel your icing sugar is too thin, add another teaspoon of icing sugar until you reach your desired thickness. if too thick, add a little amount of lemon juice to loosen until you’ve reached your desired thickness).
  • Pour your icing over the cooled blondies, leaving a small boarder around the edge so it doesn’t overflow.
  • Finally, allow the icing to set for around an hour before slicing and serving.

That’s your Strawberry & Lemon Blondies prepared, cooled, decorated and ready for you to enjoy!

Something I absolutely love about these blondies is the topping. I love icing on top of cakes and cookies so I knew that a strawberry topping would work beautifully with todays bake. It just adds that extra kick of flavour which I’m obsessed with.

If your a blondie lover, these are a must try! They are super easy to make and the outcome, as I’ve mentioned 1000x at this point, is blooming delicious. So, what’s holding you back? Get your apron on, get your equipment and ingredients out and get creating!

Let me know in the comments below if you make these blondies yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Do you love the combination of ingredients? What do you think of the icing?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo

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36 Comments

  1. May 16, 2022 / 9:42 am

    Oh these sound just delightful and I love that you have used lemon alongside the strawberries x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 16, 2022 / 10:28 am

      Lemon and strawberry’s work beautifully together and work perfectly in these Blondies. It’s a great combo! SO delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. May 16, 2022 / 10:34 am

    These look and sound so yummy! I don’t think I have had lemon and strawberries flavours together, I bet them compliment each other well. Thank you for following this easy to follow recipe Elle.

    Lauren x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:36 pm

      Ooo it’s a must try combo! they really do compliment one another beautifully. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. May 16, 2022 / 10:51 am

    I love strawberries. I came across the blondies for the first time. Nice recipe. I can imagine the taste.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:37 pm

      Strawberries are such a yummy fruit, I love them! These blondies really do taste unreal. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. May 16, 2022 / 12:02 pm

    These look really good. My family has really gotten into lemon-flavored desserts recently. So, this may be a good thing to make for one of the summer holidays. Thanks!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:38 pm

      Lemon flavoured deserts are absolutely delicious! These are the perfect Blondies for summer, they are super fresh and tangy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. May 16, 2022 / 12:54 pm

    You are getting so creative with food. And let me tell you, the topping made it look so yummy. I would love to try this blondie. Thank you for reading!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:40 pm

      Ah thank you so much, my creative juices are flowing atm! The topping of these blondies is just delicious, tops them off beautifully. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. May 16, 2022 / 1:54 pm

    Oh wow… this is a yummy sweet treats. I love the taste of strawberry and lemon. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. Keep up the good work.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:40 pm

      Strawberry and lemon just compliment each other beautifully, don’t they? These really are delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:41 pm

      It’s a heavenly combination, isn’t it? These blondies really are delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. May 16, 2022 / 7:16 pm

    Ooh these look so delicious! I’ve never tried blondies but strawberries and lemon are a dream combination so I’ll have to give these a go. I love the icing too! Thank you so much for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:42 pm

      Ooo blondies are a must try, especially these ones as the strawberries and lemon compliment one another beautifully in this recipe. The icing just take these blondies to the next level! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. May 16, 2022 / 8:26 pm

    Strawberries and lemons… Yum. I absolutely love the combination of ingredients.

    • May 17, 2022 / 1:17 pm

      Great post! I will try this recipe the next time there is a big event in my house!!

      • ellegracedeveson
        Author
        May 19, 2022 / 7:44 pm

        Ooo I really hope you love it as much as we do! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:43 pm

      The perfect combo, right? They are just delicious together. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:43 pm

      It really is a heavenly combination! They are so so delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. May 17, 2022 / 10:15 am

    I never imagined you could combine strawberry with lemon >_< I do love both fruits tho! I bet the taste would be … lovely :D Thanks for always sharing such a great recipe, Elle x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:44 pm

      Oh it’s a must try combination! Both the fruits alone are delicious but together… heavenly. These are SO yummy! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. May 17, 2022 / 5:00 pm

    Elle, what I would give to be your next door neighbor! Your bakes always look delicious and I imagine the smells to be intoxicating. Have you ever thought about partnering with realtors so you can have your bakes displayed on the kitchen counter during an open house?

    Crystal | http://www.amazingbaby.app

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:47 pm

      Ah thank you so much! The smell that fills the house is just divine, I’d happily bottle it up. I haven’t but I’d love to one day share my bakes with people outside of my close circle. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. May 18, 2022 / 9:23 am

    Oh my god, these look and sound delicious. I wish I could magic then out of the photo so I could eat one now, life’s so unfair that I can’t do that. I love everything about this recipe, but because I’ve just moved home, it might be quite a while until I’m ready and able to make something like this

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:50 pm

      I reckon something like that will be available in the future! I’d love to be able to share with you all one day. They really are just delicious! I hope your able to start baking soon. Happy new home! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  12. Penny
    May 18, 2022 / 10:49 am

    Oh my Goodness, Elle! Your recipes are always amazing, but this one is the feast for the eyes! <3 I'm a huge fan of strawberry and lemon, so I'll 100% bake this one and hopefully it will turn out amazing like yours! Thank you so much for sharing. x Penny / http://www.whatdidshetype.com

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! Strawberry and lemon is such a beautiful combination, isn’t it? I hope you enjoy and love as much as we do. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  13. May 18, 2022 / 1:24 pm

    Brownies and Blondies are some of my favourite cakes but I think combining strawberry and lemon is a winner – not too sweet and not too sour, yum!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:53 pm

      They are just delicious, aren’t they? Strawberries and lemons is the best kind of combination, they compliment one another beautifully in these blondies. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  14. May 18, 2022 / 1:54 pm

    I don’t think I’ve experienced the strawberry-lemon combination before but I now want to try it! Thanks for sharing this tasty looking recipe Elle!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:54 pm

      Oh it’s a must try! I’ve become slightly obsessed. These really are delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  15. Jenny
    May 19, 2022 / 7:52 am

    Yes I love icing on top of cakes etc too – I find they can often be a bit dry without it. These look amazing, so vibrant too! Definitely perfect summer flavours xxx

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      May 19, 2022 / 7:55 pm

      Icings are my favourite part, I do love me a good topping! They are proper zingy and delicious. The perfect summer blondies. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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