Cake Mix Lemon Squares

Colorful and flavorful with a creamy melt-in-your-mouth texture, this quick-bake take on a time-tested Southern favorite is sure to please.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) lemon cake mix
  • 4 large eggs, divided
  • ¾ cup melted butter, divided
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line a 9" × 13" Pyrex pan with aluminum foil. Leave enough foil sticking up from the pan to allow you to use it to lift out the baked bars. Grease the foil.
  • Set aside 1 cup cake mix; reserve for later use.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the remaining cake mix, 1 egg, and ¼ cup melted butter with an electric mixer on low speed to form a smooth batter.
  • Pat this mixture into the bottom of the pan.
  • In a separate bowl, mix remaining 3 eggs, remaining ½ cup melted butter, buttermilk, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and lemon zest. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  • Add lemon mixture over batter layer in pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until set and golden.
  • Use oven mitts to lift cookies out of pan by the aluminum foil edges. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Recipe Information

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) lemon cake mix
  • 4 large eggs, divided
  • ¾ cup melted butter, divided
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line a 9" × 13" Pyrex pan with aluminum foil. Leave enough foil sticking up from the pan to allow you to use it to lift out the baked bars. Grease the foil.
  • Set aside 1 cup cake mix; reserve for later use.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the remaining cake mix, 1 egg, and ¼ cup melted butter with an electric mixer on low speed to form a smooth batter.
  • Pat this mixture into the bottom of the pan.
  • In a separate bowl, mix remaining 3 eggs, remaining ½ cup melted butter, buttermilk, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and lemon zest. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  • Add lemon mixture over batter layer in pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until set and golden.
  • Use oven mitts to lift cookies out of pan by the aluminum foil edges. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories170
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium160mg
Total Carbohydrate21g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars13g
Protein2g