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Creamy Lemon Cake Bars Recipe
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Creamy Lemon Cake Bars Recipe

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These refreshing delicacies caused a stir in the test kitchen. Are they cakes or bars? You’ll just have to try them and let us know what you think! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • FILLING:
  • 1 can (16 ounces) lemon frosting
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 370 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, butter and egg until crumbly. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. In another bowl, beat frosting and cream cheese until smooth. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Add eggs to remaining mixture; beat on low speed just until combined. Spread over crust.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Spread reserved frosting mixture over top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Lemon Cake Bars in Simple & Delicious August/September 2011, p39

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.


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dschultz01 246182
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Good lemon bars. As the name suggests, they are more cake-like than creamy, but still good. Very easy to make also!"

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jessicadidion 190523
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"Sticky mess. Mediocre flavor."

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bessiebell 177201
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"Good recipe and very simple and easy. Will make this again."

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Queenlalisa 109325
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"Good recipe. I want to try with other flavored cake mixes like someone suggested. I don't know how grandmagoof8 took these to the neighbors without cutting them in squares and trying. You are a strong lady. :)"

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tlcreative 149379
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Hands down one of my favorite desserts! Wouldn't change a thing about the recipe! I'm not a huge lemon person, but these would convince anyone."

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grandmagogof8 182625
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"It looked wonderful and smelled great but it was taken to some new neighbors. One of these days will have to make and try myself. Thanks for posting the recipe."

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Karen Mackley 190521
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"I have made these for years - and they've always been well received. I use all the frosting on the second layer, however, and once cooled just dust them with 10 X sugar lightly. For a stronger lemon taste, try grating a bit of lemon zest into the top layer before baking."

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mamaknowsbest 190520
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"Follow up to review- made them using a spice cake mix and butter cream frosting. They were even better! The twist gave it an entirely different taste. They were so good, rich and comforting."

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mamaknowsbest 123044
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"Follow up to review- made them using a spice cake mix and butter cream frosting. They were even better! The twist gave it an entirely different taste. They were so good!"

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mamaknowsbest 123041
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"I am always looking for new lemon bar recipes. After reading all the reviews for these bars I was a little skeptical. However, these are WONDERFUL! Easy to make and assemble. They cut very easy, looked beautiful on serving plate. Tasted great. I must admit the top layer was a little "thin". However, a pretty dusting of powder sugar made them show worthy! YUMMY!!"

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