Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

These dreamy cheesecake bars are delicious and easy! They start with a cake mix and there are just a few other ingredients.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix dry cake mix, 1 egg and oil until crumbly.
  3. Reserve 1 cup and pat remaining mixture into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and 1 egg until light and smooth.
  6. Spread over baked layer and sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes more.
  8. Cool completely and cut into bars.
  9. Store in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

4 5

Used a lemon cake mix, that was all I had! Added closer to 3 tsp of lemon juice. Wish I had doubled the cream cheese mixture so it would be thicker, but it was great.
Thanks for sharing.

Very easy, didn't measure the lemon juice and probably used a lot more than a teaspoon. I also used 1/3 less fat cream cheese just because that is what I had on hand and about a 1/3 cup sour cream because I had it in the fridge and it sounded good to add in. I'm not rating because of the changes. It was a very good bar, I think I would have liked a less sweet crust but I still think it tasted and looked great!

5 5

These were great and simple! I made them with lemon cake mix, as others here suggested, to punch up the lemon flavor. Also used strawberry cream cheese, and I topped the bars, just before serving them, with cut up strawberries that had been coated in a tblspn of sugar and sat for a 1 minute or two. Made a very yummy pink lemonade flavor; all were gone in 2 hours! Thank you for the great recipe - fun and easy to play with. :)