2 ingredient lemon bars are a very easy dessert to make. I really hate calling them lemon bars because they don't remind me of a traditional lemon bar at all. They are actually more like a cake…but a really light cake.
I was looking through our family cookbook and found a recipe that one of my cousins put in there for these bars. I had never tried them and figured it was time I did. I am a big fan of lemon desserts!
How to Make 2 Ingredient Lemon Bars
I hope this will be simple enough for even the most newbie baker out there! You are going to take a box of angel food cake mix and a can of lemon pie filling. The lemon pie filling may also be called Lemon Creme like in the picture below. Put these 2 ingredients in a bowl and stir together. If you want to get really crazy you can add in a teaspoon of lemon juice. 🙂
After you mix the ingredients together you will put it into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. It is kind of a lumpy mess, but that doesn't matter! Bake this at 350 degrees F for about 35 minutes. When you take it out of the oven you can sprinkle with powdered sugar, leave plain or even make a lemon icing to glaze it with. The lemon icing can be made by mixing lemon juice and powdered sugar to your desired consistency. I will warn you that using the lemon glaze will increase the lemoniness of this dessert a LOT. I liked it…but some in my family thought that made it too lemony! 🙂
This was liked by everyone in my family…even the 2 people (who shall remained unnamed) who don't care for lemon desserts! It is a light and cakey dessert that is quick and easy to make!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Take the angel food cake mix and the lemon pie filling and the lemon juice (optional) and stir together in a bowl.
Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly brown on top and done in the middle.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.