These Easy Lemon Cheesecake Bars are so creamy and delicious! You only need 6 ingredients to make these, and they will disappear fast when you serve them to friends and family!

stack of three lemon cheesecake bars with plate of lemon and more bars in the background

Since spring is just around the corner, these Lemon Cheesecake Bars are the perfect treat to whip up in preparation for the new season.

They are great for baby showers, bridal showers, Easter, or just because.

When I say easy, I mean it! You only need six simple ingredients, one of which is an ever versatile cake mix! Don’t you love cake mix?

They aren’t just for making cakes anymore! Cookies, brownies, pancakes, and these Easy Lemon Bars all can be made with the use of a helpful box of cake mix.

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Ingredients for Easy Lemon Cheesecake Bars

  • lemon cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • vegetable oil
  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • lemon juice

 

ingredients for lemon cheesecake bars; cream cheese, egg, sugar, lemon juice, lemon cake mix, and vegetable oil

 

How to make Easy Lemon Cheesecake Bars – Step by Step

  1. Get started by combining the cake mix with the oil and an egg. Reserve about 3/4 cup of the dough to use as crumble topping for the Lemon Bars.metal bowl with lemon bar dough
  2. Press the remainder of the dough into the bottom of a 9×13 pan and bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow it to cool while you get started on the filling.white rectangle baking dish with lemon bar crust
  3. Beat the cream cheese, lemon juice, and sugar together until nice and smooth. Spread it evenly over the baked crust.white rectangle baking dish with lemon cheesecake bar filling uncooked
  4. Crumble reserved dough over the top of filling and return to oven for 20-25 minutes until baked and filling is set. Allow Lemon Cheesecake Bars to cool completely before slicing.

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Tips and Notes

  • To make removal and cutting easier, line your baking dish with parchment paper so that it hangs over the edges of the dish before adding the crust and filling. After the bars have baked and cooled completely, lift the bars out with the overhanging parchment paper and place on a cutting board to slice.
  • If you would like to lighten up these lemon bars, you can use light cream cheese in place of the regular cream cheese.
  • Store leftover Lemon Cheesecake Bars in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.

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Slices of lemon cheesecake bars with sliced lemon on the side
5 from 25 ratings

Easy Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
These Easy Lemon Cheesecake Bars are so creamy and delicious! You only need 6 ingredients to make these, and they will disappear fast when you serve them to friends and family!

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 oz) package lemon cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Add the egg and oil; mix until well blended. Mixture will be slightly dry. Reserve about 3/4 cup for the topping, and pat the rest into a 9x13 inch pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with the sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Spread the mixture evenly over the baked crust. Crumble the reserved cake mix mixture over the top.
  • Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until filling is set and the topping is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

Notes

  • To make removal and cutting easier, line your baking dish with parchment paper so that it hangs over the edges of the dish before adding the crust and filling. After the bars have baked and cooled completely, lift the bars out with the overhanging parchment paper and place on a cutting board to slice.
  • If you would like to lighten up these lemon bars, you can use light cream cheese in place of the regular cream cheese.
  • Store leftover bars in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.
Adapted from: Allrecipes
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 310kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 327mg, Potassium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 396IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 97mg, Iron: 1mg
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