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5 from 4 votes


Lemon Cheesecake Bars are light, easy to make and only call for six ingredients. The crust is made with a lemon cake mix for an easy lemon dessert recipe with lots of lemon flavor!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cheesecake bars
Servings: 24


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice


  • Blend cake mix, 1 egg and butter together. Press in the bottom of a greased 9X13 pan.
  • Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice together. Set half of the cream cheese mixture aside.
  • Beat 2 eggs into half of the cream cheese mixture and then pour over the cake mix crust. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Take out of the oven and immediately spread the reserved cream cheese mixture on top. You have to do this carefully so you don't tear up the baked cheesecake layer, but since the bars will be hot, this layer spreads pretty easily.
  • Let cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator to set and chill (at least 2-3 hours). Cut into bars to serve.