Well, if you like sweet and rich desserts, you will love this one!  Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bars…super easy and a perfect bite-size desert when entertaining.

What I used

What you will need:

- 1 lemon cake mix
- 2 eggs, used separately
- 1/1 cup oil
- 1 package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 of a medium sized lemon, juice and zest
-  10-12 strawberries, sliced into quarters

Spread/press the rest of the mixture evenly on a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and then allow to cool.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the dry cake mix with 1 egg and the oil until crumbly…reserve just over 1/2 cup- this will be used to bake on top of the bars.

Clean the strawberries

Spread/press the rest of the mixture evenly on a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake for 15 minutes.  Remove and then allow to cool.

While the crust is baking, beat the cream cheese, 1 egg, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest until smooth.

Evenly distribute the strawberries on the crust

Evenly distribute the strawberries on the crust and then pour the cream cheese mixture on top.

Crumble the leftover cake mix evenly on top and then bake for an additional 20 minutes.  Depending on your oven, you may want to bake a bit longer…until the top starts to brown lightly.

Crumble the leftover cake mix evenly on top and then bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into the bars.

YUM! I personally can only eat one square :0)

YUM!  I personally can only eat one square because they are so RICH, but I actually ate one for lunch today with a couple scoops of vanilla greek yogurt on top and it was a perfect balance for an afternoon treat :0)

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