Lemon Bars

1 package lemon cake mix
1/3 cup butter or margarine (softened)
3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4 cup lemon juice
Powdered sugar (optional)

Heat oven to 350º. Mix cake mix (dry), butter and 1 of the eggs with spoon until crumbly; reserve 1 cup. Press remaining crumbly mixture lightly in bottom of ungreased rectangular pan, 9×13 inches. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Beat remaining 2 eggs, the granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon peel and lemon juice with hand beater until light and foamy. Pour over hot baked layer. Sprinkle with reserved crumbly mixture. Bake about 15 minutes or until light brown and set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; cool.

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