Saturday, September 1, 2012

Lemony Cake Mix Bars

I love cake mix.  I also love lemon tea cake.  The other night I wanted both, and so I combined them in bar form.  The result was super delicious.  Super.  Delicious.  They're extra lemony and tart... just as I hoped.

Lemony Cake Mix Bars
by Jenai May

Bar Ingredients:

2 cups Yellow Cake Mix (I used Pilsbury Golden Butter)
1/2 cups (1 stick) Salted Butter, mostly melted (but not toooo hot)
1 Egg
Grated Rind from 2 Lemons
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Glaze Ingredients:

Juice from 1 Lemon
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease or spray an 8x8 baking pan.  In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the Cake Mix, Butter, Egg, Lemon Rind, and Vanilla until just mixed.  Add the Egg and beat by hand with a spoon until smooth (not finicky, just a minute or two).  The mixture will be very thick!  Spread evenly in the bottom of the pan.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Whilst the bars are baking, combine the Lemon Juice, Vanilla, and Powdered Sugar.  Microwave it for about 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds.  Just make sure it's warm and that the sugar is dissolved.  Spoon over the bars in the pan immediately after removing them from the oven.  It'll make a nifty sizzling sound.  Be sure to let some of the glaze seep in around the edges.  Everyone will fight over the edges.  Cut.  Devour.

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