Jello Lemon Bars


My husband husband and I are living with my Grandparents right now while we wait to move across the country for his residency in Indiana . It has been so fun being here.  Living with someone lets you see another side of them that you usually don’t see.  We have LOVED being here and will be sad to go!  One thing that I will miss is my Grandma’s cooking!  She made these Jello Lemon Bars and they were so good, I just had to make them again!  If you love lemon, you are going to LOVE these!


Serves: 15

Jello Lemon Bars

10 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon Jell-O gelatin
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Icing
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 lemons (juiced)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (melted)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the cake mix, jello mix, eggs, water and oil. Beat on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Spray a 9 × 13 inch glass pan with non-stick spray and pour your batter into pan.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. As soon as you remove it from the oven, poke holes all over the cake with the end of a wooden spoon.
  6. Prepare the icing while the cake is cooking so you can pour the icing over the cake while it is still warm out of the oven.
  7. Icing
  8. Mix together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and melted butter.
  9. Pour the frosting over the cake while it is still warm from the oven. That way the frosting will seep into the cake.
  10. You can serve it warm or cold.



4758 cal


209 g


719 g


34 g
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Jello Lemon Bars





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43 Responses to “Jello Lemon Bars”

  1. June Kramer
    My family lives in Muncie. I am assuming your husband will be at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. My husband is a volunteer there two days a week and we know several people associated with the hospital. I will be happy to help you with anything you need before or when you come to Muncie. We have lived here all of our married lives which is coming up on 46 years. Feel free to contact me if you need something.
    • Thank you so much June! We are so excited to move there! IU Ball Memorial was our first choice - the main reason being the people my husband met out there! I will be sure to contact you if I have any questions! Thanks again!
  2. I have tried this recipe twice in a glass 9x13 cake pan. It never rises as much in the center as it does the sides. Any ideas of what I am doing wrong?? It still tastes very yummy, just doesn't look like the picture.
  3. I have been making this recipe for 45 years using lemon cake mix. It's a family favorite birthday cake. The cake sinks in the middle creating the most scrumptious lemony gooey pieces. If you leave the pan in the oven another 2 minutes the center doesn't sink in the middle. Also I use a fork to poke holes in the top of the cake so that the glaze is more evenly distributed. But mine never came out looking like the bars pictured above but more of a cake appearance and texture. FYI: try mixing it up a little, orange cake mix with orange jello, strawberry cake mix with strawberry jello, even tried the blueberry cake mix and berry jello. For the glaze I still use the powdered sugar and water leaving out the lemon juice subsituting with fruit juice/orange juice,
  4. Michelle
    Thank you so much for this super simple and delicious recipe! My husband hates cake but LOVES lemon bars so I decided to surprise him and try this out for his birthday. He's very picky and loves his bars extra tart so I added an extra lemon, he absolutely loved it. This will definitely be his "birthday cake" from now on :-)
  5. Suzanne
    I made this and like everyone else, got a fluffy, thick, moist cake. I'm wondering if it should be 4 egg yolks and not whole eggs as the whites would add to the fluffiness and the yolks would tend to make it dense. Either way, it's delicious!
  6. I’m printing this out as I type! This sounds delicious ?. I’m diabetic so I’d use a sugar free cake mix, sugar free jello, and Splenda for the icing. I adapt recipes all the time and will be launching a website soon. I’ll be sure to credit you with a link when I post this.
    • Mary Ann Moseley
      I have a dear friend who cannot eat sugar but not diabetic. We play cards every couple of weeks and have dinner and dessert. I have a hard time fixing good desserts and would love to have access to your website. I don’t get emails on my phone; only on my computer.

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