Elizabeth's Lemon Squares

cake, dessert, fika, sweet


1 cup flour

1/2 cup (114 grams) butter, softened

1 cup sugar 1/4 cup sugar (divided)

2 eggs

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

- 2 Tbsp lemon juice (to taste; I like to add a little lemon zest as well)


James: Elizabeth was the girlfriend of Sebastian, who is my friend’s (Raphael) brother.


1. Heat oven to 180°C.

2. Mix flour, butter, and 1/4 cup sugar together. Press in an 8 inch
square un-greased pan, building up to a 1/2 inch edge. Bake 20
minutes or until light golden.

3. Beat remaining ingredients (I use the electric mixer on medium speed)
until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust.

4. Bake about 25 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched.