Gooey Lemon Bars

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This recipe only has 6 ingredients. You could be indulging in these Gooey Lemon Bars in about an hour. Check out how simple they are to make!

As long as I can remember I have loved lemon flavored everything. Lemon Chicken, Lemonade, Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Wafers…I could go on and on.

This recipe did not start out with any lemon in it at all. My first attempt was using a plain, butter flavored cake mix and no lemon flavoring in the filling. It was good, but I thought lemon would make it better. And, in my opinion, it did! If you’re a lemon lover like me, this is a must-try recipe.

Gooey Lemon Bars

Gooey Lemon Bars using only 6 ingredients!

You’ll need a lemon cake mix, 4 cups of powdered sugar, a bar of cream cheese, a stick of butter, 3 eggs and lemon extract.

Gooey Lemon Bars using only 6 ingredients!

We aren’t following the directions on the box of cake mix. Don’t even look at the back of that box. Dump the cake mix into a bowl. Add 1 egg and the melted butter. Stir together with a spoon (no mixer for this).

Gooey Lemon Bars using only 6 ingredients!

You’ll get a thick, lemony batter. Yum!

Gooey Lemon Bars made with only 6 ingredients!

Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, then spread batter to cover the bottom of the pan.

Gooey Lemon Bars made with only 6 ingredients!

Now for the filling. Mix together powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and 2 eggs. This time use a mixer. Once your mixture is super smooth, add the lemon extract and mix that in really well.

Gooey Lemon Bars made with only 6 ingredients!

Spread the creamy, lemony filling on top of the bottom layer.

Gooey Lemon Bars made with only 6 ingredients!

Can you see the layers?

Gooey Lemon Bars made with only 6 ingredients!

Bake in a 300 degree oven for 50-60 minutes. Do not overcook! You will lose the gooey-ness if you overcook it, but you want the center to be set.

Gooey Lemon Bars made with only 6 ingredients!

The filling layer forms a light, flaky crust on top.
{It’s making my mouth water.}

Gooey Lemon Bars made with only 6 ingredients!

One more shot of the light, incredibly delicious flakiness.

This recipe only has 6 ingredients. You could be indulging in these Gooey Lemon Bars in about an hour. Check out how simple they are to make!

Gooey Lemon Bars are excellent served warm and sprinkled with a touch of powdered sugar. They are also great served chilled.
You may want to serve yourself a bar before you let the rest of the family know they’re ready. 🙂

Gooey Lemon Bars

Finding Time To Fly
Flaky, gooey, lemony, crusty goodness and easy to make. What more could you want in a dessert?
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 bars
Calories 438 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 8 oz bar Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 tsp Lemon Extract

Instructions
 

  • Do not follow the directions on the box of cake mix. Place cake mix, 1 egg and melted butter into a large mixing bowl. Mix together with a spoon to form a thick batter.
  • Spread batter into a sprayed 9x13 baking pan. Cover the entire bottom of the pan.
  • For the filling layer, mix together powdered sugar, 2 eggs and softened cream cheese. Use a mixer to make the filling smooth. Add lemon extract then mix well.
  • Spread filling layer on top of batter layer in 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 300 degrees 50-60 minutes. Do not overbake or you will lose the gooey-ness. It is done when the edges are golden brown and the center is set.
  • Serve warm sprinkled with powdered sugar or chill and serve later.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSodium: 408mgSugar: 56g
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This recipe only has 6 ingredients. You could be indulging in these Gooey Lemon Bars in about an hour. Check out how simple they are to make!

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