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Two Ingredient Lemon Cake

by Laura

In preparation for the 4th of July it is Red, White, and Blue Week here at RMK!  All week long, I will share with you recipes that will help you show your patriotism on the 4th for your celebration.  We are starting of the week with a lovely recipe that only requires 2 ingredients to make this cake. Technically I used more than 2 ingredients because I topped the cake with berries and whipped cream.  However, the actual cake itself is only 2 ingredients – an angel food cake mix and a can of lemon pie filling.  Yes that it is!
Those 2 simple ingredients give you a sponge -like cake with a light lemon flavor.  It is so much better than those little sponge cake cups you can get at the store.  Now I only topped my cake with strawberries, but just throw a few blueberries on top and you have your red, white, and BLUE!  Dessert for your celebration has never been easier.

Two Ingredient Lemon Cake

  • 1 (1 lb) package of angel food cake (I used Western Family)
  • 1 (15.75 oz) can of lemon pie filling (I used Wilderness)
  • Fresh Strawberries and blueberries, if desired
  • Whipped Cream
  1. In a bowl, combine the cake mix  (Mine had to packets inside, just add both) and the pie filling.  Spread the cake batter into a a 9×13 cake pan.
  2. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.  Cool and slice.  Top with fresh berries and cream.

Recipe adapted from Practically Living.

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Sylvia Haywood October 26, 2013 - 8:45 pm

I decided to bake this in two loaf pans instead of the 9 x 13 pan. Not sure if this was the correct thing to do. It is very good and came out of the pans exactly like an angel food cake does, but it was not cakey, more like a very thick pudding. It is sticky as others have said, but if you cut it with a sawing motion like you do with an angel food cake, it cuts well. Next time will make it 9 x 13 and see if that makes a difference. Also had to bake it longer than suggested.

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Sylvia Haywood October 26, 2013 - 8:45 pm

I decided to bake this in two loaf pans instead of the 9 x 13 pan. Not sure if this was the correct thing to do. It is very good and came out of the pans exactly like an angel food cake does, but it was not cakey, more like a very thick pudding. It is sticky as others have said, but if you cut it with a sawing motion like you do with an angel food cake, it cuts well. Next time will make it 9 x 13 and see if that makes a difference. Also had to bake it longer than suggested.

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Mary Babcock April 13, 2013 - 12:39 pm

How do you store in. In refrigerator or covered on the counter?

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Mary Babcock April 13, 2013 - 12:39 pm

How do you store in. In refrigerator or covered on the counter?

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Recipe Fail | Moore than a Mommy March 29, 2013 - 8:07 am

[…] all recipes turn out the way you hope and this one is a great example. I found a recipe that looked delicious and only used two ingredients, lemon pie filling and a box of angel food cake […]

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Recipe Fail | Moore than a Mommy March 29, 2013 - 8:07 am

[…] all recipes turn out the way you hope and this one is a great example. I found a recipe that looked delicious and only used two ingredients, lemon pie filling and a box of angel food cake […]

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Tammy June 5, 2012 - 11:57 pm

Do you make the angel food cake directions from box (adding water) and then add in filling or just the mix and filling?
Thanks…looks really good.

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Laura June 6, 2012 - 9:05 am

Just add the pie filling.

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Tammy June 5, 2012 - 11:57 pm

Do you make the angel food cake directions from box (adding water) and then add in filling or just the mix and filling?
Thanks…looks really good.

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Laura June 6, 2012 - 9:05 am

Just add the pie filling.

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kendra June 4, 2012 - 10:25 am

do you not need to add eggs or water?

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kendra June 4, 2012 - 10:25 am

do you not need to add eggs or water?

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Linda January 27, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Really lemony and really dense…not so sure I want to make again.

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Linda January 27, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Really lemony and really dense…not so sure I want to make again.

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Patti S November 17, 2011 - 1:26 pm

I’ve made something similar with various pie fillings (blueberry, strawberry, cherry, peach..) I’m going to have to try it with lemon!

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Patti S November 17, 2011 - 1:26 pm

I’ve made something similar with various pie fillings (blueberry, strawberry, cherry, peach..) I’m going to have to try it with lemon!

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paul October 8, 2011 - 11:51 am

Could i use lemon curd instead of pie filling if so how much?

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paul October 8, 2011 - 11:51 am

Could i use lemon curd instead of pie filling if so how much?

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Amie June 22, 2011 - 9:47 am

I made this last night and it was so tasty but….it wasn’t as cakey looking as your photo and very hard to get out of the pan…super sticky. I actually baked it about 5 minutes longer too. Do you have any tips? Should I spray the pan, bake it longer? It was also very hard to cut…..it stuck to whatever knife I tried. Help! I’m a novice 🙂

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Amie June 22, 2011 - 9:47 am

I made this last night and it was so tasty but….it wasn’t as cakey looking as your photo and very hard to get out of the pan…super sticky. I actually baked it about 5 minutes longer too. Do you have any tips? Should I spray the pan, bake it longer? It was also very hard to cut…..it stuck to whatever knife I tried. Help! I’m a novice 🙂

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TrishInFL June 20, 2011 - 2:58 pm

This sounds wonderful and easy, which I’m all for!

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TrishInFL June 20, 2011 - 2:58 pm

This sounds wonderful and easy, which I’m all for!

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Katie June 20, 2011 - 1:38 pm

This looks like a great summer dessert. I will try very soon. Thanks

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Katie June 20, 2011 - 1:38 pm

This looks like a great summer dessert. I will try very soon. Thanks

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Shug June 20, 2011 - 11:23 am

Sounds so light….think I’ll give it a try today…
Can’t wait……
Blessings,
shug

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Shug June 20, 2011 - 11:23 am

Sounds so light….think I’ll give it a try today…
Can’t wait……
Blessings,
shug

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Connie June 20, 2011 - 9:10 am

I make something very close to this with Angel Food Cake mix and crushed pineapple. Will try the lemon soon. Thanks!

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Connie June 20, 2011 - 9:10 am

I make something very close to this with Angel Food Cake mix and crushed pineapple. Will try the lemon soon. Thanks!

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Deborah June 20, 2011 - 8:42 am

I’ve got 4th of July Week going on at my blog, too – great minds think alike! This sounds fantastic!

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Deborah June 20, 2011 - 8:42 am

I’ve got 4th of July Week going on at my blog, too – great minds think alike! This sounds fantastic!

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