Easy Lemon Cake

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4.91 from 10 votes
If you're looking for a quick and easy dessert, this Easy Lemon Cake recipe is the perfect solution!  It has only 2 easy ingredients and is ready in no time.  
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
2 ingredient lemon angel food cake

This easy lemon cake recipe has only two simple ingredients.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert, this Easy Lemon Cake recipe is the perfect solution!  It has only 2 easy ingredients and is ready in no time.

2 ingredient lemon angel food cake

I am the self-proclaimed Queen of Easy Desserts.  I’m all about delicious sweet treats that are cinch to make, take no time at all to bake or (and this is my favorite) are no bake!  This No Bake Butterfinger Pie is one of the most popular recipes on my website.

This incredible Easy Lemon Cake recipe isn’t a no bake recipe, but that’s OK because it has only two ingredients.  Two!  It really doesn’t get much easier than that.  I just love recipes that only have a few simple ingredients – like this 2 Ingredient Fruit Dip.

easy lemon cake recipe

The basis of this recipe is a boxed angel food cake mix.  Hey, I’m keeping it real, because sometimes we just don’t have time for all of the ingredients and measuring that goes into a cake made from scratch.

Don’t get me wrong.  I love making desserts from scratch too.  My homemade Chocolate Cake recipe is one of my all time favorite desserts.  But these easy Angel Food Lemon Bars fit the bill when I want something sweet without the effort.

angel food lemon bars

I don’t know if you want to call this a lemon cake or lemon bars.  It doesn’t rise as high as a traditional cake, so in that respect they’re more like Angel Food Lemon Bars.  But the super moist texture makes me think it could be considered a 2 ingredient lemon angel food cake.  Potato (po-tay-to), potato (po-tah-to).  It’s up to you as to what you want to call them.

Tips for Making this Easy Lemon Cake Recipe

  • Make sure you grease your baking dish so the2 ingredient Lemon Angel Food Cake comes out easily and don’t stick.  You can use butter, but if you’re lazy like me, you can give it a good coating of non-stick cooking spray.
  • I love that you don’t need a mixer to make this easy Lemon Cake recipe.  All you need is a bowl and a sturdy spatula.
  • If you want to put a sprinkling of powdered sugar on top (because why not?!), make sure the Angle Food Lemon Bars have cooled completely.  Otherwise, the sugar will melt right into the cake.

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Easy Lemon Cake Recipe

4.9 from 10 votes
If you're looking for a quick and easy dessert, this Easy Lemon Cake recipe is the perfect solution!  It has only 2 easy ingredients and is ready in no time.  
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Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9x13 rectangular baking dish or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pie filling until fully combined.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before dusting with confectioners sugar.


Expert Tips

Cool completely before serving.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 1mg

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Easy Lemon Cake Recipe

8 thoughts on “Easy Lemon Cake”

    • Since it is a box cake and canned lemon filling it would depend on the variety that you purchase. You can punch the ones you purchase into my fitness pal or other calculator to get the exact facts for the ones you purchase.

  1. I love this cake, but it wasn’t lemony enough. Next time I will put in lemon zest or lemon extract. The powder sugar made it too sweet do so I melted store bought lemon curd and spread it on the top. Excellant. I love the moistness

  2. 5 stars
    I have to admit that I didn’t believe you when you said this was only 2 ingredients. Amazing! Adding the lemon pie filling was GENIUS! The only problem is that now, I will be making this all the time. My diet thanks you. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This cake was soooo easy and delicious! I loved that it was only 2 ingredients. It was the perfect weeknight dessert!

  4. 5 stars
    Ahhh…this delicious lemon cake reminds me of the one my grandmother used to make. Alas, she never wrote down her recipe. So I was beyond excited to run across your fabulous lemon cake. I make it and let me tell you – the flavor and texture was excellent!


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