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Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

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“My uncle requests these bars every time he comes to visit. My mom always bakes enough so he can have his own batch to take back home with him. We love anything with cream cheese and these bars are wonderful and addicting, it has quickly become a favorite recipe in our family.”
12-14 bars

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (or more if desired for stronger lemon taste)
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup vegetable oil


  1. Mix dry cake mix, 1 egg and 1/3 cup vegetable oil until crumbly.
  2. Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture to use as a crumb topping.
  3. Pat remaining mixture lightly in an ungreased 13x9 pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minute.
  5. By hand whip, cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and the remaining egg until light and smooth.
  6. Spread over baked layer in pan, sprinkle with reserved crumb topping mixture.
  7. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, then cool before serving.

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