Gooey, cream cheese and lemon center. Crispy and nutty top. You have never tasted anything soooo good! The only good thing Old Lady Cleveland ever gave us!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, melted margarine and 1 egg. Mix until smooth, then spread evenly into the prepared pan. In a separate bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar, 2 eggs and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon cake mix, until well blended. Spread evenly over the first layer. Sprinkle with pecans.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

352.2 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 53.2g 17% DV; fat 14.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 39.5mg 13% DV; sodium 376.1mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
I also used butter instead of margarine - and I used less powdered sugar. I was searching for this recipe because we used to make it all the time but I couldn't find mine and I couldn't remember how many eggs. We've never used pecans so I didn't today but perhaps next time! Our family and friends love this gooey bar - as do starving homesick college kids and now starving overwhelmed med school students!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/02/2003
This recipe was not good at all. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
08/02/2003
This recipe was not good at all. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2007
I rated this in the middle but after my revisions it would be 5 's. Use only 1 cup confectioner's sugar use butter instead of margarine add a second stick of melted butter to the lemon mixture and top with 3 ounces sliced almonds. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
I also used butter instead of margarine - and I used less powdered sugar. I was searching for this recipe because we used to make it all the time but I couldn't find mine and I couldn't remember how many eggs. We've never used pecans so I didn't today but perhaps next time! Our family and friends love this gooey bar - as do starving homesick college kids and now starving overwhelmed med school students!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2011
This was my first attempt at making lemon bars and these were excellent made exactly as recipe suggested and they were easy to make and turned out great! They disappeared at our school carnival!!! Would be good as Gooey Butter Bars if you used yellow cake mix instead of lemon!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2010
I added a teaspoon of lemon extract to the lemon cake mix. Everyone loved it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2018
Really tasty. I also used butter because that is what I had in the freezer. These were very quick to make. Next time I think sme lemon zest with the lemon cake mix would be good as well as reducing the sugar Read More
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