By Shelby Jo on August 03, 2008
Photo by germie3
Photo by germie3
"This is a recipe that my mom gave me. She got it from a friend of the families. They are so great, perfect for any lemon lover."
Serving Size: 1 (56 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"Not lemon bars like I'm used to, but definitely great bars for any lemon addict! Made & given, though I did add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the frosting! Definitely a winner in my book! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars recipe tag]"
"well I did some changes to this, I did not have any lemon cake so I used white, I also added in 1 cup of thawed Cool Whip to the frosting to make it softer and creamier, I look forward to making this again with lemon cake, thanks for sharing Shelby, my DS and DH loved it!"
"Yummo! I love this cake bar :) I thought the icing was unneeded so next time I make it, I will leave it off. I'm not sure what happened but I had to bake this for 30 mins before it was set. After 20 mins the entire center was still very raw. But 30 was perfect."
"I did like 2Bleu suggested. I made 2 round cakes cause I didn't have a jellyroll pan. Then I put the frosting between each cake and on it and around. There was enough frosting. I loved the frosting. And I reduced the butter to 1/4 cup and powdered sugar to 2 cups. It was still great. Thanks Shelby. Made for 123 hit wonders"
"Ok, so it's a cake. A very moist and delicious cake cut into bars. It doesn't matter what you call it, it's delicious!, and so quick to make! We did reduce the powdered sugar down to just 2 cups but otherwise made as directed and while the icing does make a lot, it just depends on how much you want to use. We sent half of the 'cake bars' next door to Mama Mac's house (Buddha's mom), and the 3 that were home loved it! Next time (and there will be a next time) we may divide the batter and make two cakes and use the frosting as filling to make them into a lemon jelly roll. YUM just thinking about it. Thanks Shelby Jo, for a keeper recipe! :)"
"I made this recipe for a family dinner and frankly, it was awful. I followed the recipe exactly and I wasn't impressed with the flavor at all. It leaves a funny taste in the mouth. The texture is just cake like and even with the lemon pie filling added, they are definitely not a "lemon bar", but rather just a cake that is called a lemon bar. I am sorry because I don't usually rate recipes low even if I don't care for them. I am updating my review because during the family dinner, they got eaten. Everybody said they were a nice cake. So, even though I don't care for them (and they are not "lemon bars,") my guests liked "the lemon cake" I made. Tastes are very definitely different in everybody."
"Wow! these are so moist and taste great! My grandaughter and I just finished eating some , she loved them just as much as I did...Thank You for the recipe Shelby, they are a keeper and so easy to make..By the way the icing could be cut down to half the recipe there was way too much icing , but delish!"