Lemon Cake Mix Bars

Lemon Cake Mix Bars are rich, tender, moist, and overflowing with lemon flavor. With just 2 ingredients, this recipe is a marvel of ease and flavor.

slice of lemon cake mix bars on a green plate

We love easy recipes, and it doesn’t get much easier than this recipe! It comes together in a flash, and it makes a great weeknight dessert or addition to any party or potluck.

slice of lemon cake mix bars on a green plate

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only takes 2 ingredients, and they’re probably in your kitchen right now.
  • It’s a super easy recipe that’s ready in just about a half hour.
  • It’s a bright, summery dessert perfect for weeknight desserts or parties.


This recipe uses 2 ingredients, and if they’re not in your kitchen, they’re both in the baking aisle! Be sure to check out the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

  • Angel food cake mix
  • Lemon pie filling
  • Powdered sugar and whipped cream (optional for topping)

🔪 How to Make Lemon Cake Mix Bars

Making this recipe is just about the easiest thing you’ll ever do. A couple of minutes of mixing and about a half hour of baking is all it takes!

lemon pie filling and cake mix being stirred together

Step 1: Make the Cake Mix

Combine the angel food cake mix and lemon pie filling until well combined. The batter will be fluffy and a little foamy.

cake mix in a glass baking dish on a white counter

Step 2: Bake

Pour the batter into an ungreased 9×13 baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350. Cool completely on a wire rack, cut into squares, and enjoy!


  • Angel Food Cake – Use your favorite variety of angel food cake mix.
  • Lemon Pie Filling – Change the flavor of this recipe by using your favorite pie filling mix.
  • Fresh Fruit – Serve these squares along with fresh fruit.

If you think this looks good, then you’ll love this strawberry angel food cake dessert.

🥄 Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • 9×13 baking dish

🥫 Storage

Store these cake mix bars for up to 3 days in an air-tight container at room temperature. You can freeze them for up to a month in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for longer storage. Never refrigerate them. They’ll dry out.

slice of lemon cake mix bars on a green plate

💭 Tips

  • The cake mix will foam when you mix it with the pie filling. That’s okay!
  • Your cake will rise above the pan while baking, but it will settle down while it cools.
  • The cake is best when cooled completely.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Why does angel food cake get foamy?

Angel food cake is made with a meringue base which causes it to be foamy when liquid is added.

Will any pie fill work with angel food cake?

Any fruit pie filling should work with an angel food cake mix.

Why shouldn’t you refrigerate cake bars?

The cold air of the refrigerator will dry out the cake.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Lemon Cake Mix Bars

These lemon cake mix bars are as easy as they are delicious. They're tender, moist, and full of sweet and tangy lemon flavor.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars
Calories: 244kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • 9×13 baking dish


  • 16.75 ounces Angel Food Cake Mix I used Betty Crocker – Confetti Angel Food
  • 21 ounces Lemon Pie Filling
  • Powdered Sugar – to top if desired
  • Whipped Cream – to top if desired


  • Place the Angel Food Cake Mix in a large bowl.
  • Open the can of Lemon Pie Filling, and add the Pie Filling to the Cake Mix.
  • Stir together until well mixed, and no cake mix is visible.
  • The Batter will be fluffy, and foam up a little.
  • Pour into a 9 X 13 dish (un-greased) and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • The Cake will rise above the dish in the oven, but will settle when removed.
  • When the Cake is done, remove from the Oven to a wire rack, and allow to cool completely.
  • Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar, and cut into 3 X3 inch squares.
  • Serve, and Enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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