Best Ever Lemon Squares

Thanks to Country Crock® for supplying me with their delicious buttery spread.  My Best Ever Lemon Squares thanks them, too!

When I’m planning a special holiday meal, the first thing I do is phone my kids and ask them what they want for dessert.  I’m sweet like that.  Without fail, 4 out of the 5 will ask for Best Ever Lemon Squares.  I’m always secretly pleased because they’re so easy to make.  The odd kid out always asks for something that takes forever to make.  Is he trying to torment me?

Lemon Squares Using Country Crock

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors.  Add cream cheese to the mixture and I’m all in.  Years ago I would make my lemon squares totally from scratch and they were pretty good.  Once I tasted Best Ever Lemon Squares, I never make them the old fashioned way again.  Why settle for good when you can have great AND easy?

The bottom layer is made with a lemon cake mix, Country Crock® Spread  and an egg.  The top layer consists of eggs, cream cheese and powdered sugar.  This dessert bakes up a beautiful golden brown and the taste is amazing.

Best Ever Lemon Squares

I recently received a coupon to try Country Crock® for free, so I used it in this recipe.  The results were excellent and I like the fact that Country Crock® has less saturated fat than butter and contains 0g trans-fat per serving, no cholesterol and no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

Lemon Squares

I decided to dress-up my lemon squares for our special Easter meal.  We all want to look pretty on Easter, right?

I grabbed my bunny rabbit sillhouette that I printed, cut out and used to add bunnies to my Easter table runner . Once the lemon squares were cooled, I positioned the rabbit in the middle.  I used my powdered sugar sifter thingy and sifted sugar over the top.  Then I carefully removed the bunny.  Isn’t it cute?

Lemon Squares

Best Ever Lemon Squares

Best Ever Lemon Squares


  • 1 lemon cake mix
  • 1/2 cup Country Crock. melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 box (16 oz.) powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened.
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Dash of salt


  1. Mix cake mix, butter and 1 egg together. Press into bottom on an ungreased 9" x 13" baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Cream remaining 2 eggs and cream cheese until combined. Add powdered sugar, salt and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake mix layer.
  4. Bake at 350º for 40-45 minutes (lightly browned)
  5. Cool slightly before cutting into squares.

Lemon Squares

What’s your favorite spring/Easter dessert?

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  1. This looks delicious. Now I need a pan!

  2. Work smarter, not harder, right! Sounds like a good recipe and easy to make. I love your bunny cut out for a nice Easter touch!

  3. I haven’t made lemon squares in ages! These look delicious… maybe it’s time to introduce my Danish/English stepson to this American treat 🙂

  4. Lemon squares are my favorite. I usually get my bestie to make them for me since I am so not a baker but I may give it a try myself this spring.

  5. Yum! These sounds great. Lemon is one of my absolute favorite. I’ve never made bars like this though, with cake that’s pretty neat! I will have to give it a try!

  6. Omg I am so excited you posted this. I LOVE lemon squares so much. It’s been a long time since I had them so I am excited to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love lemon squares, and what a great and easy way to make them- with cake mix! Thanks for sharing this just in time for me. I have to make dessert for Bible study. I’ll let you know if they are a hit.

  8. Those lemon squares look just amazing. I like that they have zero cholesterol and zero trans fat

  9. i have never made lemon squares, this looks like one that I could do.

  10. Wow this one looks really yummy and sweet. My grand daughter would love this, I’ll make this recipe.

    • My grandkids are crazy about them. I actually made them last Saturday because all the kids and grands were coming over for Sunday lunch. There was not a crumb left! Even the 3 year old loved them. 🙂

  11. I love all things lemon! This looks like a great recipe. The rabbit on the lemon squares is adorable.

  12. I admit, I bet those ARE the best ever lemon squares. Lemon is my favourite dessert flavour, and I think if I had to choose, it’d be lemon meringue pie. Ugh, so good.

  13. These sound almost like what my grandmother called her gooey cake recipe! I’d have to che k to be sure. And I love it. I can understand why your children request it. Yum! Have a Happy and Blessed Resurrection Sunday.

  14. I love Lemon Squares and yours are just beautiful!! I love how you outlined the bunny in powdered sugar, too cute!!

  15. Ohhh myyyyy that looks sooooo gooood! I love simple and easy. I’m going to give this a go for sure!

  16. Rebecca Swenor says

    These lemon squares look and sounds so good. I love the rabbit on the pan of squares which gives it a great little touch. Lemon reminds me of spring so I am going to have to make these for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I have been obsessed with everything lemon lately so I will be trying this! Thanks!!

  18. oh wow these look absolutely delicious, I have never heard of lemon squares before but eaten similar lol

  19. I love lemon! I can’t decide whether it’s good or bad that my husband doesn’t (more for me….or more calories for me? haha).
    Thank you for being one of the host of the Pretty Pintastic Party!

  20. Oh it’s a bunny! At first I saw a whale bc I was looking from the left side. 🙂 I love lemon desserts, so I’m sure I would love this recipe.

  21. Looks very delicious! I haven’t tried making lemon squares before. I might try this one out this summer.

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