Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

 I know, I know. It’s not spring yet and I could possibly have curbed my craving for something luscious and lemony until the flowers were blooming, like a good girl. Perhaps that would have been more seasonally appropriate. But then I thought…

seasonally appropriate?  What does that even mean? And then a better question would be–and do I care? Hmmm….

Apparently not.

:}

Ingredients:

1 box lemon cake mix

1/3 cup butter-  softened

1 egg

8 oz cream cheese – softened

1 cup powdered sugar

peel from 1/2 lemon – grated

2 Tbsps lemon juice

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, blend dry cake mix, butter, and 1 egg. Press into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Blend in the powdered sugar. Stir in lemon peel and lemon juice until smooth. Set aside 1/2 cup of mixture. Into remaining cream cheese mixture, beat 2 eggs, and vanilla until well blended.  Spread over the cake mixture.
Bake at 350° until set, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely. Spread the reserved cream cheese mixture onto the bars. Refrigerate until firm; then cut into squares and serve.

I found this scrumptious bit of loveliness on a pass through Recipe Tips and sincerely couldn’t resist.

Yeah…like I tried.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Cream Cheese Lemon Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • ⅓ cup butter- softened
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz cream cheese - softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • peel from ½ lemon - grated
  • 2 Tbsps lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, blend dry cake mix, butter, and 1 egg.
  2. Press into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
  4. Blend in the powdered sugar.
  5. Stir in lemon peel and lemon juice until smooth.
  6. Set aside ½ cup of mixture. Into remaining cream cheese mixture, beat 2 eggs, and vanilla until well blended.
  7. Spread over the cake mixture.
  8. Bake at 350° until set, approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Spread the reserved cream cheese mixture onto the bars.
  11. Refrigerate until firm; then cut into squares and serve.

 

 

3 Replies to “Cream Cheese Lemon Bars”

  1. I love regular lemon bars, but these were great because they weren’t super cumbly and flaky. They were cleaner than a lot of the others I’ve tried and they tasted so yummy! 🙂 Great recipe!

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