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cake mix lemon cheesecake bars

Cake Mix Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Cheesecake Bars with a lemon flavored cake mix crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 24
Author Cookie Madness



  • 1 box lemon cake mix 16.5 oz
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest feel free to use more
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan or line with nonstick foil or parchment.
  • Mix cake mix, egg and oil until well blended, then press firmly and evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and beat until blended, then using the lowest speed of the mixer, beat in the eggs. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla and mix on low until smooth.
  • Pour over prepared crust.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, then let cool completely. Chill for a few hours before serving.
  • Lift from pan and cut into bars.