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Friday, February 21, 2020

Lemon Cake Bars with Pecans and Cream Cheese

Luscious lemon, cream cheese and pecans come together in these easy to make dessert bars. They are quick and fabulous!

pice of lemon cake bar with cream cheese and pecan topping and lemon slices


     These lemony cake bars are a perfect dessert for so many occasions. They start with a cake mix, so they are super easy to put together.  The cream cheese and pecan layer takes them to the next level of goodness. They are a great sweet ending to picnics, parties and potlucks.


       As winter grinds on, I am needing all of the bright and springy things I can get. Luckily it is citrus season and the bright zing helps give your taste buds a bit of a vacation.

       There is just something about lemon that dances across your tongue. That seems to be especially the case when it is mixed with cream cheese.

      Last week I shared a fabulous and super easy lemon cheesecake dip.  That got me in the mood for more bright treats.

bowl of lemon cake mix layer for dessert bars


      These bars are another fabulous combination of tangy citrus and creamy comforting cream cheese. Plus with the cake mix shortcut they come together in just a few minutes.

       The hardest part is waiting for them to bake. Smelling them cook is going you make you want them even more!

       In addition to a lemon kick, I have been all about pecans lately.  I love them in granola, on salads or I could eat candied pecans by the handful.

bite missing from square of lemon cake bars with pecans and cream cheese


      I think they add a wonderful flavor and texture to the bars.  However if you are like my husband and don't do nuts, leave them out.

      The bars would be great either way. Or just throw them in anyway and send them to me, I promise not to complain!

      If this recipe reminds you of gooey butter cake, you aren't alone. The idea is very similar.

      It has a dense cake crust and a cream cheese layer on top.  This version is rich, but not quite as rich as a full on St. Louis style butter cake though.

cream cheese and lemon cake bar


       If you aren't sold yet, be sure to watch the video of them being made. You'll see how easy and delicious they are!

       What are your favorite lemon desserts? I am ready to try them all!



lemon cream cheese bar, lemon gooey butter cake, lemon pecan cake bars
dessert
American
Lemon cake bars with cream cheese and pecanshttps://youtu.be/fUziyiVr3ac2/17/2020
Yield: 12 servings
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Lemon Cake Bars with Pecans and Cream Cheese

Lemon Cake Bars with Pecans and Cream Cheese

These lemony cake bars are a perfect dessert for so many occasions. They start with a cake mix, so they are super easy to put together. The cream cheese and pecan layer takes them to the next level of goodness. They are a great sweet ending to picnics, parties and potlucks.
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 60 M

ingredients:

  • 1 Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup of Chopped Pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups of Powdered Sugar

instructions:

How to cook Lemon Cake Bars with Pecans and Cream Cheese

  1. Start by combining your cake mix, butter and egg. The more crumbly the better, so do not worry if batter seems dry.
  2. Press into a greased 9x13" inch baking pan.
  3. Next combine your cream cheese, egg, and powdered sugar, until smooth.
  4. Fold in your chopped pecans.
  5. Pour on top and smooth out evenly.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees and bake for about 30 minutes, until edges are light brown and the top is firm.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Calories
329.65
Fat (grams)
13.09
Sat. Fat (grams)
5.89
Carbs (grams)
50.57
Fiber (grams)
0.96
Net carbs
49.61
Sugar (grams)
32.83
Protein (grams)
3.57
Sodium (milligrams)
392.38
Cholesterol (grams)
51.58

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Luscious lemon, cream cheese and pecans come together in these easy to make dessert bars. They are quick and fabulous!



6 comments:

  1. Ami in heaven my friend? These look absolutely amazing. I think I may make them this weekend. Have a great one. xo

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  2. I do love lemon, and although by hubby does not care for it, sometimes I just have to make it. I love the cream cheese mixture that goes in this recipe.

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    1. Oh my, you could do the same thing with a chocolate or butter cake mix!

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