Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

I made these for dessert last night (after eating some yummy Pasta e fagioli Soup) and it was definitely considered a true DELIGHT! It is the perfect end to a Spring or Summer meal! The lemony aroma justs fills your home while it bakes and it tastes completely REFRESHING!


1 lemon cake mix
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil


Mix cake mix, 1 egg, and 1/3 cup oil until crumbly. Reserve one cup of that mixture on the side.
Put the rest into an ungreased 9 by 13 inch glass pan and pat it down with a fork or spoon.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat together cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and the other 1 egg until light and smooth.
When baked layer is finished, spread the cream mixture over. Then take the crumbly mixture you reserved at the beginning and sprinkle it over the cream layer.
Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. (Use a glass pan so you can check the bottom to make sure it doesn't get too brown)
Cool and cut into squares. It tastes the best when it is chilled. I usually place the entire pan in the fridge for at least a couple hours or sometimes overnight. Enjoy! :)

1 comment:

  1. Okay Natalie Taylor!! I made these lemon bars for easter and they were a hit!

    Keep 'em coming:)