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Lemon Cake Mix Gooey Bars

There's only six ingredients between you and a pan of Lemon Cake Mix Gooey Bars.  This rich butter cake is simple to make using a boxed cake mix base, yet the outcome is something worthy of a Grand Prize.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter gooey cake variations, cake mix recipes, gooey butter cake recipe, lemon butter cake, lemon cake mix gooey bars, lemon cake mix gooey cake, lemon gooey butter cake, lemon gooey butter cookies, ooey gooey butter cake recipe variations
Servings: 16
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Crust

  • 16.5 ounces lemon cake mix (box)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup softened butter

Gooey Topping

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix dry lemon cake mix, 2 eggs and softened butter until combined; spread into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
    There's only six ingredients between you and a pan of Lemon Cake Mix Gooey Bars.  This rich butter cake is simple to make using a boxed cake mix base, yet the outcome is something worthy of a Grand Prize. 
  • Mix softened cream cheese, 2 eggs, powdered sugar and lemon extract until smooth; pour it over the crust and spread to the edges.
    There's only six ingredients between you and a pan of Lemon Cake Mix Gooey Bars.  This rich butter cake is simple to make using a boxed cake mix base, yet the outcome is something worthy of a Grand Prize. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until lightly golden brown and just set in the center.
    There's only six ingredients between you and a pan of Lemon Cake Mix Gooey Bars.  This rich butter cake is simple to make using a boxed cake mix base, yet the outcome is something worthy of a Grand Prize. 

Notes

  • This recipe calls for a lemon cake mix from the box. Add it dry (unprepared) to the recipe.
  • The butter needs to be softened (or even melted) in this lemon butter cake recipe.
  • Be sure the cream cheese is at room temperature to prevent a lumpy filling.
  • Lemon extract is optional in the filling. It will give a double whammy of lemon flavor, but the filling is perfect without the extract too. 
  • If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
  • Try the original Cake Mix Butter Gooey Bars!

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg