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Lime Gooey Cake Bars

You'll love these easy lime gooey cake bars! They are the perfect spring or summer dessert. They're just like gooey better cake, only better!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6



  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp lime zest


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 21/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8x8 baking dish with foil. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, mix cake mix, butter, egg and 1 teaspoon zest until combined.
    Press the mixture into the bottom of baking dish, forming a crust.
  • With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, lime juice, eggs and zest. Mix until creamy, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour over crust and bake for 40-45 minutes. The edges will be slightly brown and center might appear not set. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store in the refrigerator.