Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

I'm pretty sure Rebecca introduced this to the family a while back. We've made them several times since and they always earn rave reviews. Again, this is a super easy recipe and you'll probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge or pantry. Need dessert tonight? Here you go.
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Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Rebecca Bell?

1 box yellow cake mix (although I've used white w/ good results too!)
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
8 oz cream cheese
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. lemon oil (I usually use all of the juice from one large lemon)

Mix cake mix in a small bowl with oil and one egg until crumbly. Reserve 1/2-1 cup of cake mixture and put aside. Mash remaining mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes (this is better underdone!). While baking, mix together until smooth- cream cheese, sugar, remaining egg, and lemon juice (no matter how much lemon juice you put in, its not a huge flavor). As soon as the crust comes out of the oven, spread cream cheese mixture evenly on top and then crumble remaining cake mixture over this. Bake in 350 degree oven for 13 minutes (again- underdone is better!). Cool and cut into bars.


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