Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling


2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
Anytime I can take a recipe that has been handed down two generations and lighten it up while keeping the delicious flavor memories intact, I’m a happy girl. —Patti Lavell, Islamorada, Florida
Lemony Cream Cheese Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute, divided
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, 1/4 cup egg substitute and oil; mix until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 11-13 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Add remaining egg substitute; beat on low speed just until blended. Spread over crust. Crumble reserved topping over filling.
  3. Bake 11-13 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 149 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.