Cream Cheese Lemon Cake Bars

Cream Cheese Lemon Cake Bars | Crumbs and Chaos  #lemon #dessert

It’s a brand new year and time for a brand new list of desserts that you have to try.

Do you ever have trouble buying birthday gifts for people?  I do.  So it sometimes results in a delicious meal made in honor of their birthday or a birthday dessert.  That was the case of these bars…I was giving to a lemon lover and wanted to try something new.  She loved them and so did the rest of us.  These are light and super lemon-y.  The thin layer of cream cheese frosting on the top is the perfect complement to the sturdy cake bar underneath.


Cream Cheese Lemon Cake Bars | Crumbs and Chaos  #lemon #desserts

Cream Cheese Lemon Cake Bars


  • 1 box LEMON CAKE MIX
  • 1/3 cup BUTTER, softened
  • 3 EGG
  • 1 (8 oz.) block of CREAM CHEESE
  • 1/2 LEMON, juiced and zested
  • 1 teaspoon VANILLA


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with foil.
  2. Mix together cake mix, butter and 1 egg. Press evenly into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Using a mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar gradually, beating until well combined. Stir in lemon juice and zest. Measure out 1/2 cup of this mixture and set aside for later.
  4. Add 2 eggs and vanilla to the cream cheese mixture and beat well. Spread over cake layer.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set. Let cool completely, then top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Cut into bars.
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Are you a sucker for a great lemon dessert?

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About Becca@CrumbsandChaos

mother of 4, Christ follower, lover of food, energized by a great cup of coffee, collector of kitchen gadgets, thrilled by an awesome thrift store deal


  1. LOVE all things lemon! These look so moist and delicious…I want a piece right now! Beautiful pics too :)
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  2. Yes please. Lemon is one of my go-to ingredients. LOVE THESE!
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  3. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says:

    I am a fanatic for lemon desserts… They just seem so fresh and light. LOVE these bars!
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  4. Ooooh. I want this whole cake! I love giving food for birthdays. Way easier…and consumable. :)
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  5. I adore lemon cake and have never tried marrying cheesecake with them. This sounds delightful, zesty and refreshing! Wonderful dessert!
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  6. I love anything flavored with lemon, so this treat is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing. Looks easy and delicious.


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