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Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

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Ingredients

1 package (18.25 ounces) lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix, 1 egg and oil until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes and remove from oven. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; add sugar, lemon extract, lemon juice and remaining egg. Spread over baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

Donna Whiting
East Moline



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