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Lemon Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

A cake-like bar with a fresh lemon taste.  Just right for spring!

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  •  1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • slivered almonds, toasted
  1. Grease and flour 9x13 inch pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Beat egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually beat in icing sugar and continue to beat until stiff.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar until well blended.
  6. Add egg yolks and continue to beat until light.
  7. Add lemon juice and zest, mixing well.
  8. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix until blended.
  9. Gently fold in beaten egg whites, until completely incorporated.
  10. Spread in prepared pan.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and dry.
  12. When completely cool, icing with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with chopped almonds.
  13. These bars freeze well.


  1. Looks very tasty. Thank you.

    God bless.

  2. Those looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. I have GOT to make these! Thank you!

  4. Have to make these! You say they freeze well. With or without the frosting?