Meyer Lemon Cake Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

Meyer lemon cake bars with frosting

Meyer Lemon Cake Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

Treat yourself to these luscious cake bars, lit up with the fragrant taste of Meyer lemons with just a touch of cinnamon. They're topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting that adds to the lemony goodness. You can serve them to family and friends too...if you want.
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

Cake Bars:

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden brown sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Meyer lemon zest & juice
  • 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon dried

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter room temperature
  • 6 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 Meyer lemon zest & juice
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F, and prepare a 9" x 9" baking pan by lightly greasing.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together with a whisk until the mixture has a light and fluffy texture.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating constantly as you do.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and zest until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl, measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Sift it together to blend well.
  • Spoon half the dry mixture into the lemon/egg mixture, and fold together. Repeat with the second half.
  • Transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan, and bake for about 30 minutes. The cake bars should be golden brown around the edges, and firm in the middle.
  • Allow the cake bars to cool for about 30 minutes as you make the frosting.

Frosting

  • Beat the butter, cream cheese, lemon zest and juice together until well blended. The texture should be smooth.
  • Add the sugar, beating until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Spread the frosting over the cake and cut into bars.
Keyword Meyer lemons
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