July 15, 2009

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

I've been doing a lot of baking lately it seems- brownies, cakes, muffins and cookies. But I have an excuse- I'm pregnant. And when the cravings hit- it's better to have some sweets on hand.

This is a recipe I got from our recent vacation to South Carolina. This is a very simple recipe to make and makes delicious bars!

Lemon Cheesecake Bars
1 (18.25 oz) box lemon cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
1 egg
1 stick butter
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
2 eggs
1 (16 oz) box powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon extract

Combine cake mix, pecans, butter, and 1 egg in a medium mixing bowl. Press mixture lightly in a greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, 2 eggs, powdered sugar, and lemon extract. Pour over cake mix mixture. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool. Refrigerate until set. Cut into small squares. serves 12 to 15.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try this recipe because it combines two of my favorite things...lemon and cheesecake. Thanks for all of the recipes!