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Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • MargeD24
    Jun 28, 2018

    Great recipe! Your new format is not very user-friendly. Most of the recipes now do not fit on one page to print and there is no option to print only selected reviews

  • cooker69
    Apr 11, 2016

    my daughter loves lemon desserts ,April is her birthday month. I made this for her and she LOVED them . I very easy and simple to make will make these again thanks for the bars.

  • carolynoma
    Apr 7, 2016

    Wow! I'm on a low-day diet. It's very hard to find a GOOD dessert. This one fit the bill and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing. C. Kent, Virginia