Lemony Birthday Cake Bars

It was my super good girlfriend’s 29th birthday and we took her wine tasting in Amador (here in Northern California) last weekend.  So, I had to make these awesome lemony birthday cake bars with all the fresh lemons that are in season right now.

Yummy lemon cake bars from Eat Drink Eat

(Adapted from Glenda Vickers on Just a Pinch)

Lemony Cake Birthday Bars

Serving Size: 9 squares


  • For the bars:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (salted), softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon zest
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • mint leaves and lemon slices for garnish (don't forget the birthday candles!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 pan
  2. In a large bowl or mixer, beat the flour, sugar and butter
  3. Mix up the eggs, juice and zest and pour into the flour mixture - beat a couple of minutes until creamy
  4. Pour into the baking dish and cook for about 20-25 minutes depending on your oven, it took mine only 20
  5. Let your cake cool and make the glaze using more or less of each ingredient depending on how think you want it - mine was thinner so it seeped into the cake YUM
  6. Cut into squares and serve!

say happy birthday with lemony cake bars from Eat Drink Eat

super yummy lemon cake bites from Eat Drink Eat

It was a great day, lots of sun, fabulous food and wine and lemon cake to top it all off – my favorite.  P.S. you’ll want a corner piece.

Happy Birthday Carissa!

happy birthday with lemon cakes from Eat Drink Eat

My other lemony favorites are these lemon cookies, and my cousin Heidi’s lemon donuts from Happiness is Homemade.

What do you do with lemons?

Kelley Howell of Eat Drink Eat


  1. It was a wonderful day with fabulous friends and a delicious treat! You can make me these anytime Kelley! Xoxo

  2. I love lemon bars, and your pictures are fantastic! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have linked your post up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.
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