By Karen=^..^= on May 30, 2002
Photo by Pumpkie
Photo by Pumpkie
"These dreamy cheesecake bars are delicious and easy! They start with a cake mix and there are just a few other ingredients."
Serving Size: 1 (983 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!"
"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. :)"
"I have to admit, this was pretty easy. I forgot about making a dessert for a function we were attending and this whipped up very quickly and looked really good. I was however disappointed in the lack of lemon flavor. I used more lemon juice than the recipe called for like some reviewers suggested, but I guess it wasn't enough more. Other than that. This was a hit! Thank you for the great 'in-a-pinch' recipe."
"These bars are wonderful! I used a french vanilla cake mix because that's what I had in the cupboard. I used 1/3 cup butter, melted instead of the oil. I also added a splash of vanilla and lemon extracts to the cream cheese layer. DD wanted to know, "When are you making that again, Mommy?" Definitely a keeper. Thanks for posting!"
"These are great! I added 1/2 stick melted butter to the crust mixture and used a lemon cake mix. Also I increased the lemon juice to make them extra tart - everyone loved them - thanks!"
"Made these for Christmas this year. They were pretty good. I don't know what they are missing, but they just weren't quite 5 star worthy. I did add more lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture because I really wanted to accent the lemon component. I also used lemon cake mix. I might make these again and try and tweak them a bit. Not bad though!"
"Oh, these are so yummy and pretty! I combined some hints from other reviewers and I had fabulous resutls. I used a lemon cake mix, added lemon zest to the cake mixture, plus a full tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to the filling. My kids were mad that I planned on taking the majority of them to work. Will definitely make these again. Thanks!"
"Yum! I bet these would be even better made with lemon cake mix instead of yellow. Thanks for sharing!"
"Easy and tasty recipe but not very lemony as-is. I'd add a little lemon juice to the cake mix and more to the cream cheese filling. A sprinkle of powdered sugar on top made it pretty."
"This recipe was quick and easy to make, but not wild about it. Of course, it didnâ€™t stop me from eating the leftoversâ€¦ :-)"
"Yum! I have been wanting to make these for a while, and decided to make them on Thursday night to take to work on Friday. I was worried when I made the crust, because it looked very thick (see first photo)- especially after I put the cream cheese mixture on. I loved the taste, and everyone at work liked them too. Next time, I may take some of my coworkers suggestions and double the topping to see what happens. Thanks for sharing!"
"these are great. quick and easy to make. my husband loves them."
"Excellent! Took these to a BBQ this weekend and they were the first thing gobbled up...will be making these again soon...THANKS"
"Oops, sorry, made these up well over a month ago, and just realized I neglected to review them. These are so good, that my grandson has requested the recipe!!! Way to go when you can impress a teenager. Thank You so much for making me Queen For The Day. Ohhhh by the way I increased the lemon juice to 1/4 cup and added a tbls of zest. Made them super lemony, just the way we like em."
"Made these for a get together and everybody like it. It was like a cheesecake with a slight lemon flavor. Next, time I think I will add some lemon zest for a stronger lemon flavor. Thanks Barbesol for such a nice and easy dessert recipe. Bullwinkle."
"I always make my grandmother dinner and dessert on Sundays to take over to her and I wanted to try a dessert that was a bit different than the normal chocolate cake so I decided to test these out as they had great reviews and looked yummy in the photos. However, I was a bit disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly. I didn't taste the lemon at all and the cake at the bottom burned (it may just be my oven temp.). These turned out okay, but not as lemony as I was hoping. I may make these again, but if I do, I will add more lemon. Thanks!"
"Hey, Jr.! You can add me to the list of admirers! These little lemony lovelies are superb! Nice and easy to make and they look just like Punkin's photo! Toooo goooood, Hon ... Thanks for sharing, Laudee"
"Wow just like a slice of lemon heaven! I love that the recipe is simple and that you make them with basic pantry staples. I did double the lemon flavor because I never measure my oils, extracts or flavors! These would be wonderful for showers, birthdays and brunches. "
"Well these made me want to dress up like June Cleaver and meet Ward at the door with a plate. So simple to make with ingredients I already had on hand. Yummuy Yummy. Thanks for sharing Miss Barbasol."