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Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

By Denise Henry, Montgomery County

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Makes: 18 bars

Ingredients

For the crust

1 (15.25-ounce) box lemon cake mix

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1 egg

For the filling

1 (1-pound) box powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 cups), divided

1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened

2 eggs, room temperature

Instructions

For the crust

Heat oven to 350 F. Mix cake mix, softened butter and egg until just combined. Pat evenly into a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking pan.

For the filling

Reserve about 1/3 cup of powdered sugar and set aside for the topping. Thoroughly mix remaining powdered sugar, cream cheese and eggs in a large bowl and pour over crust. Bake 30 minutes. When cool, cut into squares and dust with reserved powdered sugar.