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Old Lady Cleveland's Gooey Bars

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"Gooey, cream cheese and lemon center. Crispy and nutty top. You have never tasted anything soooo good! The only good thing Old Lady Cleveland ever gave us!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, melted margarine and 1 egg. Mix until smooth, then spread evenly into the prepared pan. In a separate bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar, 2 eggs and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon cake mix, until well blended. Spread evenly over the first layer. Sprinkle with pecans.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool and cut into bars.
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Aug 02, 2003

This recipe was not good at all.

Jan 17, 2007

I rated this in the middle, but after my revisions, it would be 5 *'s. Use only 1 cup confectioner's sugar, use butter instead of margarine, add a second stick of melted butter to the lemon mixture, and top with 3 ounces sliced almonds.


5 Ratings

Jan 25, 2010

I also used butter instead of margarine - and I used less powdered sugar. I was searching for this recipe because we used to make it all the time but I couldn't find mine and I couldn't remember how many eggs. We've never used pecans, so I didn't today, but perhaps next time! Our family and friends love this gooey bar - as do starving, homesick college kids and now starving, overwhelmed med school students!!!

May 13, 2011

This was my first attempt at making lemon bars and these were excellent, made exactly as recipe suggested and they were easy to make and turned out great! They disappeared at our school carnival!!! Would be good as Gooey Butter Bars if you used yellow cake mix instead of lemon!!

Oct 19, 2010

I added a teaspoon of lemon extract to the lemon cake mix. Everyone loved it


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  • Calories
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 376 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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