Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

There are a handful of Mr. Food's creations my family loves. This is one of them! I like making this in the summer. Lemon and cream cheese equal summertime for me.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg and the oil; mix until crumbly.
  3. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture.
  4. Lightly pat the remaining mixture into an ungreased 9x13 baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in another medium-sized bowl, beat together the remaining egg, the cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until light and smooth. Spread over the baked layer.
  6. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture and bake for another 15 minutes, until light golden.
  7. Cool, then cut into squares.


Most Helpful

I love just about anything with lemon and so does my wife as long as the lemon isn't overpowering. These were perfect for us. I didn't have a yellow cakemix in my pantry but I did have a white one with pudding. I can't wait to try it with a yellow mix. Thanks for posting !

Chef Roly-Poly May 05, 2010

I bought a cake mix especially for this recipe Chef on the Coast, as I always make my own cakes from scratch; but, I wanted to follow the recipe exactly! I made this as posted, and I must have made an error somewhere, as the cream cheese mixture sank to the bottom in the middle portion of my lemon squares, I did bake it initially for 15 minutes too! It STILL tasted wonderful however, and we enjoyed TWO slices with a cuppa tea after lunch today! Next time I will increase the lemon by at least 4 teaspoons, as we BOTH love lemon and it was not as lemony as we hoped. This was a light and tasty treat, a Sunday lunch treat and was enjoyed nevertheless! Many thanks, made for Aus/NZ recipe swap and a recipe that I will try again. FT:-) PS: this made 18 squares for me.

French Tart February 07, 2010

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