Easy Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Recipe was found on the side of a box of Pillsbury Moist Supreme Lemon Cake Mix. I debated about posting, as there are similar recipes already in the Zaar database that use powdered sugar instead of the canned frosting in the cheesecake layer. I prepared these as a quick, last minute offering for Hubby to take to a local function, and didn't get to taste myself. However, he told me that my pan was one of the first things empty on the dessert table. I hope that means they were good. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Base Layer

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) packagepillsbury moist supreme lemon cake mix
  • 14 cup margarine or 14 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • Topping Layer

  • 1 (16 ounce) canpillsbury creamy supreme lemon frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 9x13 pan.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, margarine and egg at low speed until crumbly.
  3. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture; set aside.
  4. Press remaining mixture in greased and floured pan.
  5. In small bowl, combine frosting, cream cheese and egg at low speed until well blended; beat at high speed until smooth.
  6. Spread over base.
  7. Sprinkle reserved cake mixture over top.
  8. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes until edges are light golden brown and center is firm to touch.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Store in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

Very good and easy. People who love lemon really go for this. I had some dehydrated lemon peel in my spice drawer, so I added some to the base layer. Yum!

CaramelPie May 10, 2010

Not great, but not bad. I took to a pot-luck and only four pieces were eaten. Maybe it was because I made it in the wrong season. I decided to make this because I had all the ingredients and it was very easy.

5hungrykids October 22, 2009

Easy to make and very tasty. I really enjoyed. Thanks for posting.

Sunshynetoo December 28, 2007

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