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Chocolate Lemon Cream Bars

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"A jazzed-up chocolate cake mix forms the layers that sandwich is a lemony cream cheese center in these bars shared by Renee Schwebach. 'I took these treats to the office, and they were a big hit with my co-workers,' she writes from Dumont, Minnesota."
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40 m servings
Original recipe yields 48 servings


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  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, butter and egg on low speed until combined. Stir in walnuts. Set aside 1 cup for topping. press the remaining mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add milk, egg, lemon juice and peel; mix well. Pour over the crust. Crumble reserved cake mixture over the top. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until set. Cool completely before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.


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This was delicious, and easy to make! Unfortunately, I didn't have lemon peel, and although I added an extra two tablespoons of lemon juice, it was not quite as lemony as I would have liked...i...

I made these bars exactly as written-using the amounts of lemon listed. I thought they were pretty good, but I could hardly taste the lemon flavor. My family was mixed on the end result-some l...

I found this recipe this morning while looking for something sweet to satisfy my pregnancy craving. I was going to be the first to review this recipe but Kim C. beat me to it. Her reveiw came in...

This is a great, simple recipe with some modifications. I always have a box of True Lemon and True Orange crystallized lemon and orange on hand ( all natural, no chemicals ). I found this to b...

delicious and easy. the lemon zest does indeed make them plenty lemony. my issue was that my building had a fire alarm when they were halfway cooked, so the baking was interrupted and the textur...