Strawberry-Filled Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Recipe by looneytunesfan


Top Review by Barenakedchef

I followed the recipe to the "t", but something just didn't work. The bottom got way too crunchy (downright hard) and I'm thinking that's because I used a metal pan instead of a glass one and didn't knock off any time? The cream cheese filling was made too tart for my liking by the margarita mix, as well. I am giving it 3 stars because it is a working recipe, just not to my taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package Duncan Hines lemon supreme cake mix
  • 12 cup butter (softened)
  • 12 cup almonds (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup strawberry preserves
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 14 cup flour
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup frozen margarita mix concentrate, thawed


  1. Heat oven to 350*F. Grease 13X9-inch pan.
  2. Place cake mix in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until crumbly. Add almonds; mix well. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of greased pan. Stir preserves until smooth; carefully spread over base.
  3. In same bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, salt and egg; beat until well blended. Add margarita mix; beat at low speed until blended. Carefully pour filling over base. Sprinkle with reserved base mixture.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until edges begin to brown and center is set. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

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