The recipe truly was easy to follow, quick to work up and the end result was delicious!
15 minutes or so
40 minutes (longer than recommended)
- 1 Box of Strawberry Cake Mix
- 1/4 Cup of Soft Butter
- 3 Eggs
- 1 8 oz Package of Softened Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
- Strawberries to Garnish
- 9" x 9" Pan
I was contemplating leaving out the lemon juice. It was the one thing I didn't have on hand, and really wasn't sure why I should include it in my recipe. However, once I applied it, I understood completely - it helps thin out the frosting part. Very useful to know in future baking.
Also, I had trouble locating it in my grocery store. I searched in the baking and produce aisles, and finally found it in the aisle with the pickles and such.
I did have to bake my mixture for a longer time than suggested as the top part was still quite jiggly. I keep putting it in for 5 more minutes, and tested at the end of each timer.
I cut my strawberry pieces in half and used these halves to garnish. I suggest slicing much thinner as using the halves made the bar too tall to comfortably eat. I ended up taking off the strawberry pieces to eat first, and then the bar.
The leftover frosting part is delicious with any leftover fruit you have! I plan on making a batch and taking it to my next family party with some fresh fruit.
To whip up these delicious Strawberry Cream Bars, continue reading at The 36th Avenue.
I usually place my baked goods on a cake plate covered by a dome. I do not suggest leaving these bars out though. With the cream cheese ingredient, I recommend covering these up and storing in the fridge.
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