Need a quick homemade dessert? These 2 ingredient Lemon Bars are a cinch to make.
I came across this recipe for 2 ingredient lemon bars when I was on pinterest the other day. I had just made Strawberry Angel Food Dessert and loved how good the results were from the angel food cake box mix.
That’s right, just 2 ingredients are used in this recipe along with powdered sugar to garnish. I’ve been using Duncan Hines Mix and been pleased with the results. Do not add water to this recipe, just one can of lemon pie filling and one box of angel food cake mix. I’ve done a box of cake mix and can of pumpkin and it wasn’t near as good as this!
Spread this lemon angel food cake mixture in a very well greased 9 x 13 pan and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
After 25 minutes the cake comes out golden brown. I let the cake cool for 1 – 2 hours and then sprinkle over powdered sugar.
I cut the lemon bars into 12 slices but later I decided I could cut the batch into 24 slices for a party I was going to.
You can take this dessert in the pan to your party or stack the sliced bars on a plate.
These 2 ingredient lemon bars have just the right amount of lemon and are very moist.
If you have ever made angel food cake you know that you aren’t supposed to grease the pan and it sticks horribly. Do not do that for this recipe! Be sure to grease the pan liberally so you can cut these bars into perfect squares.
Lemon bars from scratch are a chore and I promise no one will complain if you serve these. These are little lighter than standard lemon bars which is great for summer get-togethers. If you have the time and energy for scratch-made lemon bars, here is my go to recipe.
I will be making this again and I also plan to try this pineapple version that uses can undrained crushed pineapple. I am going to keep the ingredients on hand for unexpected company and parties.
2 Ingredient Lemon Bars
- 16 oz. angel food cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
- 21 oz. lemon pie filling
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl mix together the lemon pie filling and angel food cake mix. Use a spoon or spatula to mix this together and don't over mix or whip.
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray or grease with shortening. Add the batter to the pan and spread out evenly.
- Place in the oven on the center rack. Bake for 25 minutes or until top starts to brown.
- Place on a cooling rack and cool for 1-2 hours before cutting into squares.
You may also like these other easy desserts here on my blog: