Luscious Lemon Bars

Luscious Lemon Bars


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About this recipe: A great snack for anytime of the day. A lemon base is topped with a lemon cream cheese and lemony crumbles. Simple and utterly delicious.


Makes: 1 20x30cm tin

  • 520g lemon cake sponge mix
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 225g cream cheese
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Add the egg and oil; mix until well blended. Mixture will be slightly dry. Reserve 2 handfuls for the topping and pat the rest into an ungreased 20x30cm baking tin.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Spread the mixture evenly over the baked base. Crumble the reserved cake mix mixture over the top.
  4. Bake for an additional 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until filling is set and the topping is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

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