I love using the Cake Doctor Cookbook. All the recipes are made with box cake mix.
These bars are so easy to make, and so good! I bet you cant eat just one!! The lemon
cheese bars have a wonderful tangy flavor, and lightly tart. They're always a hit at
my house. I leave a few out, and freeze the rest. I have a problem with just eating
one! They stay good in the refrigerator for up to one week. Or freeze them for up to
. Yummy!! So creamy!!
Great dessert to serve for a get together.
Makes 24 bars
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Baking Time 27 to 30 Minutes
One package plain lemon cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese (room temperature)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
(from about one lemon)
1. Preheat oven to 350
Set aside an ungreased 13-by 9- inch baking pan.
2. Place the cake mix ,oil, and 1 egg in a large
mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixture.
on low speed for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
The mixture should be crumbly.
Reserve 1 cup for the topping.
Transfer the remaining crust mixture
to the pan. Using your fingertips, press
the mixture evenly over the bottom of
the pan so that it reaches all sides.
Place the pan in the oven.
3. Bake the crust until light brown, 13 to fifteen minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and set aside. Leave the oven on.
4. For the filling, place the cream cheese in the same mixing bowl
used to prepare the crust and with the same beaters.
( no need to clean either) blend with an electric beater on low
speed until creamy 30 seconds. Stop the machine and add the
sugar, lemon juice, and remaining 1 egg. Beat on low speed until
well combined. Use your rubber spatula to spread the filling over
the baked crust so that it covers the entire surface. Scatter the
reserved crust mixture over the filling. Place pan in oven.
5. Bake the cake until it is light golden brown, and the filling
just starts to set. 14 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the
oven and place on wire rack to cool for 30 minutes.
6. Cut the cake into 24 bars. Remove the bars from the pan
with a metal spatula, and serve.
Have a great day!!