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Two Ingredient Lemon Cake Bars

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Two Ingredient Lemon Bars are so easy, wonderfully sweet with just the right amount of tart. Moist and soft, angel food texture. Delicious!

Two Ingredient Lemon Cake Bars

We’re about halfway there with the A to Z Challenge at this point, and today’s post is all about some very easy Two Ingredient Lemon Bars.

These turn out with a light lemony citrus flavor and a moist soft cake, that is light and fluffy.

I did sprinkle powdered sugar over the top, so I guess in reality if you decide to do that too, they are then THREE ingredient Lemon Bars.

Either way they are extremely easy, very delicious and I can think of all kinds of ways to change them up and make them even better.

Two Ingredient Lemon Cake Bars

They come out pretty much like Lemon Angel Food Cake (Surprise, I know). haha But you could do so much with them.

To change up these TWO ingredient Lemon Bars:

  • Add lemon zest to the batter or even on top at the end.
  • Sprinkle Powdered Sugar on top.
  • Use an extra can of lemon pie filling in the mix to make them more like traditional lemon bars
  • Before baking, layer sliced lemon on top

Two Ingredient Lemon Cake Bars

What would you do to change these up? Or would you just enjoy them as is? (Trust me they are delicious as is!)

Want to check out the other posts I’ve done in the Blogging A to Z Challenge so far?

Here’s another fun, easy to make Lemon Bar Recipe.

Two Ingredient Lemon Cake Bars

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Two Ingredient Lemon Cake Bars

Two Ingredient Lemon Bars

Yield: 10-12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

An easy two ingredient recipe that's simple, tastes delicious and can be made in only a half hour. A two ingredient dessert recipe that your whole family will love!


  • 1 22 ounce can of lemon pie filling
  • 1 box of angel food cake mix, needs to be the just add water kind - but do NOT add water, eggs, oil or any other ingredient!


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl or using your stand mixer, mix together the lemon pie filling and the angel food cake mix until smooth with no lumps.
  4. Pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish. Smooth out the top with a spatula.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-35 minutes or until slightly golden.
  6. Top with powdered sugar if desired.

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Julia I Skogheim

Friday 26th of June 2020

Made this recipe years ago. Flavor was fantastic. The bars texture was light and spongy. We loved them. I hadn't made them for many years. I made the same recipe again not long ago. I didn't do anything different but they turned out very dense and rubbery. I tried again. Same thing. My daughter has tried also with no success. I'm wandering if the size of a box of cake mix has changed over the years. I don't think that the piefilling has. Also My recipe uses a 10 X15 inch pan.rubbery

Grace Fabula

Friday 18th of December 2020

Some years ago, cake mixes were reduced by 3 oz. + Annoying. You have to buy a second box to keep adding 3 oz back in to old recipes.


Saturday 18th of April 2020

made it, easy, greased n floured, added 4 eggs per package directions. added 12 min to baking time, til golden, cooled to a thin cake, pulled away from nice from the pyrex, perfection....


Tuesday 18th of February 2020

Can one use a bunt pan instead?

Nicole Cook

Thursday 20th of February 2020

For Lemon Cake Bars? I am not sure that would work. I feel that the whole thing would be too sticky to unmold correctly. If you decide to try it, do let us know.


Tuesday 26th of March 2019

I love this recipe! However, it is very hard to find lemon pie filling here for whatever reason. I use to see it all the time but once I started looking for it for this recipe it has disappeared. Today I bought the strawberry pie filling. Have you tried it?

Nicole Cook

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

Yes! We have tried it with any pie filling we could find and have even chopped up fresh fruit matching the pie filling we chose to sprinkle in or on top. Let me know what you think about the strawberry!

Criss Spoto

Thursday 27th of December 2018

These are great. They are so very easy and they come out tasting like a spongy lemon cake; love the texture. I did not put any powdered sugar on them, because I think they're already sweet enough.

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