Ooey Gooey Lemon Bars
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With the tang of lemon, the rich creaminess of the filling atop a thick crust, finished with butter crumbles Lemon Ooey Gooey Bars is a baker’s reward!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 by 13 pan with baking spray and set aside
  2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Add egg and melted butter. Stir until well mixed. Pat into bottom of prepared pan and set aside.
  3. In the same bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in well. Add vanilla and coconut extracts, lemon juice, powdered sugar and melted butter. When thoroughly mixed, pour filling on top of cake mix crust,
  4. Melt butter in microwave. In a small bowl, mix the brown and white sugars, coconut and flour. Add butter and stir until mixture becomes crumbly. Sprinkle crumbs over the filling.
  5. Bake for 35- 38 minutes. Edges will be just golden and topping will start to appear dry. The center will still appear gooey, but not liquid. Do not overbake.
  6. Cool and cut into squares.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at https://www.apinchofjoy.com/2016/09/lemon-ooey-gooey-bars/