2 Ingredient Lemon Bars

I got this recipe from my daughter, Whitney. She knows how much I love anything lemon. I can eat a whole bag of Lemon Heads and don’t even care that my tongue is raw. You know when you get one that’s more sour than the others? I love that!

This is all you need:
1 box angel food cake mix
2 cans lemon pie filling (the recipe originally called for only 1 can)

Mix dry cake mix and cans of pie filling together in large bowl.


Pour into greased 9 x 13″ baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until top is starting to brown.

Cool on wire rack and sprinkle with powered sugar. It has a spongy texture.


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  • Cross Stitch Crazy Mum April 22, 2011, 3:44 am

    I know what you mean about lemon. When I make lemon meringue pie it has to be as tart as I can get it. Everyone seems to make them really sweet with a hint of lemon. I will definatly be trying this recipe 🙂

  • Kari April 22, 2011, 5:13 am

    I love anything lemon too! I will definitely try this one!!

  • Randi April 22, 2011, 5:32 am

    Yum – that sounds so good and I’m intrigued that it only has two ingredients. I’ll definitely try it. Do you think you could make it with any creamy pie filling?

  • Amy April 22, 2011, 5:55 am

    Love this Leanne! Lemon bars are one of my favorites- and this is so easy. I just might have to try it for this weekend!

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage April 22, 2011, 6:48 am

    Looooove lemon!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  • Ann April 22, 2011, 8:24 am

    I am loco for lemons too! This will def be on my short list! Perfect for Easter dessert….

  • alison April 22, 2011, 10:33 am

    that’s brilliant! i would love for you to share this on my fridays unfolded today…thanks so much for the quick recipe.

    stuff and nonsense

  • Little Brick Ranch April 22, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Seriously?? Does it get any stinkin’ easier than this!! This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party – stop by this week and link up!

    If you have a sec, feel free to pop over now to enter my GIVEAWAY!

  • ~ Just Jen April 23, 2011, 5:44 pm

    YUM!!! Saw your recipe and went shopping that night! Made them this morning and YUM-O!!! My mother has always made lemon pies for family gatherings. I love lemons, but just never ate her pie until last year (38 years old I am!!!). Fell in love, but her pies are way too complicated to make. I think I found the next best thing. Thanks for sharing and this will be on our Easter table tomorrow….if it lasts that long!

  • Tracy April 25, 2011, 7:40 pm

    This sounds super yummy! I hope you don’t mind, I posted it on http://lazychefrecipes.blogspot.com/ – linking back to you, of course. This is something I definitely want to try.


  • Amanda @ Serenity Now April 26, 2011, 11:39 am

    YUM!!! I love lemony things too. 🙂 This recipe definitely, definitely looks doable. Thanks for sharing! I’m visiting from The Stories of A 2 Z!

  • somedaycrafts April 27, 2011, 10:27 pm

    2 ingredients!!!! really! That is amazing. I need to try this. It sounds delish and so easy!!!!
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  • Anne April 28, 2011, 8:17 am

    That is truly inspired….TWO ingredients?? I’ll have to remember this one, thanks for sharing! :o)

  • Laurie Gallamore April 28, 2011, 11:10 pm

    I love this!! I’m always looking for a quick dessert with items I already have in my pantry!! I’m your newest follower. Found you on 504 Main.
    Laurie 🙂
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  • Alyssa April 30, 2011, 8:56 am

    Hi! I’m having a linky party called A Themed Baker’s Sunday where this week’s theme is LEMONS! Time is running out though! and I would love for you to link this recipe or another lemony deliciousness! Can’t Wait!

  • June @ I will craft..... April 30, 2011, 7:59 pm

    These look simple and delicous. I’m adding cake mix and lemon pie filling to my grocery list. I can’t wait to try them.
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  • Paula May 1, 2011, 4:52 am

    I love a quick and easy recipe like this. My tennis friends would devore these post match. I just may surprise them with this treat on Thursday!
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  • Ellen May 1, 2011, 5:30 pm

    Wow this couldn’t be easier….I will be trying this very soon.

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  • Alyssa May 2, 2011, 12:51 pm

    Great job on the linky party last week! It was very hard to choose from everyone. Come by again and link up to this week’s theme: Chocolate! Hope to see you there.

  • Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking May 2, 2011, 9:57 pm

    Going to have to try this! So simple & looks so yum!

  • Lamb May 3, 2011, 5:58 pm

    2 ingredients?! This is awesome, seriously 🙂
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  • Worlwnd February 8, 2012, 10:21 pm

    I didn’t have 2 cans of lemon filling. So I used 1 lemon and 1 cherry. I just took it out of the oven. It is very spongy & cake-like. Maybe after it cools it will “drop”. Next time I will definitely use a jellyroll pan.
    I used:
    1 – 1 pound, box Angel food Cake mix
    1 – 21 oz. can of Lemon pie filling
    1 – 21 oz. can of Cherry pie filling

  • Val June 29, 2012, 1:12 pm

    So, I followed the directions to the “T”. I use an oven thermometer so I know my oven temp was correct. However, the bars overflowed the pan and the center did not bake all the way through. Suggestions?

  • Nana Hayes May 19, 2013, 11:31 am

    How do I pin this to my Pinterest?

  • Roxann June 14, 2014, 8:43 am

    Val, try cutting back on the pie filling. I have made this for years and it’s a crowd favorite. I use about a can and a quarter.

  • Darryl December 24, 2014, 9:10 pm

    I added the juice of 2 lemons and did not use the powder sugar on top. It was so tart and so great!! the texture is fluffy and wonderful. Its amazingly easy and delish! thank you for this one.

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