Ooey Gooey Lemon Coconut Butter Bars Recipe

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Sebastian Kristensen Modified: March 25, 2022
Ooey Gooey Lemon Coconut Butter Bars Recipe

How To Make Ooey Gooey Lemon Coconut Butter Bars

Lemony butter bars have a cake-like crust, creamy cheesecake center and a topping of coconut flakes, brown sugar, and even more butter.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1boxyellow cake mix,(16 oz)
  • 1largeegg
  • 1stickunsalted butter,melted

For Filling:

  • 8ozcream cheese,softened
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupfresh lemon juice
  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • 1stickunsalted butter,melted

For Topping:

  • ¼cupbrown sugar
  • ¼cupsugar
  • 1cupcoconut flakes,sweetened
  • 2tbspunsalted butter,melted
  • ¼cupflour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch pan and set aside.

  2. In a Large mixing bowl add the cake mix, egg, and melted butter and stir together until incorporated. Press into the bottom of the 9×13-inch pan. Set aside.


  1. In a Large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to beat until smooth. Add the vanilla, lemon juice, powdered sugar, and melted butter. Pour over the cake mix.


  1. In a medium sized bowl combine the brown sugar and white sugar. Mix in the coconut and stir in the butte and flour. Sprinkle on top of the filling.

  2. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. The center should be gooey but set and the top is lightly brown. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.


  • Calories: 281.35kcal
  • Fat: 15.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.85g
  • Trans Fat: 0.40g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.07g
  • Fiber: 0.89g
  • Sugar: 23.52g
  • Protein: 2.64g
  • Cholesterol: 56.43mg
  • Sodium: 205.53mg
  • Calcium: 64.19mg
  • Potassium: 62.84mg
  • Iron: 0.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 117.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.02mg
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