Kathe With an E: Two Ingredient Lemon Cake Bars

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Two Ingredient Lemon Cake Bars

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Now you know I love me a lemon!
I even did a tablescape
filled with lemons
Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars
I must thank
Jessie at
Living Practically
 for sharing this recipe.
It is quick, easy and oh so tasty!

After reading through the comments 
I wanted to make sure the instructions
were very clear as some people 
can take something so simple and
try to make it difficult.
I won't let that happen to you!

All you need is a box of Angel Food cake mix
and a can of lemon pie filling.
Both of these can be found in the bakery aisle
of your local grocery store.
Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars
I took photos of the sizes that I used
so that you know exactly what to get.
Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars

Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix the two together, by hand
until moist.
Don't add any eggs or oil!
 Just the box of cake mix 
and the can of pie filling!
DO NOT use a mixer!
Don't even think about it!
Seriously, step away from any power tools!
You are not trying to incorporate air 
like when you make a regular cake.
Got it?  Hand. Mix. Only.
And don't over stir!

Place the mixture into a 9x13 square cake pan.
Do Not grease or flour the pan!
Remember how I said this
was an easy recipe? 
Do not go for that
spray can of Pam!
No grease. No Flour. Got it?
Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars
Now I do have a habit of
veering on my own when I cook.
I grated some fresh lemon peel over the mix.
One can not have too much
lemon!
Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars
Place in your preheated oven and bake
until the top is a soft golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Test like your momma taught you, with a toothpick.
Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars

Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars
While it's still hot from the oven sprinkle 
with powdered sugar.
Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars

Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars
Allow to cool completely and then
cut into bars.
Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars

Kathe With An E #TwoIngredient #Lemon Cake Bars
(Isn't that cake plate amazingly cute?
I won it at a giveaway 
over at 
Bargain Hunting (and chatting) With Laurie)

Keep in mind, these have more of a
cake texture than a true lemon bar.
Mr. B loved them!
I caught him several times with
powdered sugar evidence 
on his face and hands!

So what do you think? 

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for the link party.

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89 comments:

  1. Oh this looks so yummy and light! I love lemons!

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  2. These sound so good and a lot healthier than a regular lemon bar!

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  3. Your Joking right!?! 2 Ingredients made that deliciousness? Holy Lemon Yumm-O! They look so good Kathe! Thank you so very much for being a part of "Get Your Chef On"-- you rocked this Challenge- oh and I LOVE your Table full of Lemons too! Thanks again for sharing!! Jen

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  4. I have to try this one I love lemons... Thanks for posting this on the Linky Party... This rocks!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow! So easy! I never knew you could do it that way!

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  6. Hi Kathe,

    Fellow lemon lover here. Actually, I followed you over from Lines Across My Face linky party, where I just posted a Lemon Poppy Seed cookie recipe. You'd probably like it.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  7. My mom is going to flip when I make these bars for her birthday. I can't believe there are only two ingredients!! I love your writing style. I totally get why you and Jen are friends - and now I think I need to be in the mix. Hehe. Thank you so much for joing Get Your Chef On. If all the posts are like yours, this will be a very hard decision to make. We hope you'll be back for round two in July.

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  8. These look delicious and your lemon themed tablescape is lovely! I'm pinning your recipe now! Thanks for sharing at Get Your Chef On! I'm your newest follower too. Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time!

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  9. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-22.html

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  10. I can't believe you made those gorgeous and delicious looking lemon bars with just 2 ingredients! I'll be making these real soon and will follow the directions just like you said & like my momma taught me. :-) Thanks!

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  11. I am so happy you posted this! Lemon anything is always my choice and I often buy the Lemon filling just to eat it out of the can. I can't wait to try this recipe. Dianne.

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  12. I am so happy you posted this! Lemon anything is always my choice and I often buy the Lemon filling just to eat it out of the can. I can't wait to try this recipe. Dianne.

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  13. This. Is. Awesome. Seriuosly! No mixer, one bowl, TWO INGREDIENTS!? I can't wait to try this, I'm so happy for the Lemon secret ingredient- its my favorite and I'm stocking up on all of these recipes. if you have the time, I'd love for you to share on Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-4/

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  14. Oh they do look yummy! We have a whole pile of lemons just now from next door's tree that hangs over the fence! I LOVE lemon cakes and slices!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. Looks delicious! I love lemon flavor too.

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  16. Kathe,
    I made these for Easter and they were yummy. This weekend I added apple pie filling instead of the lemon..........they were yummy too. So simple but so good!

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

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  17. Wow, TWO ingredients??!! That is amazing.

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  18. My daughter loves anything lemon. I bet she'd love this. Thank you.

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  19. Hi! I saw you were part of Get your Chef on too and stopped by to say hi!! I love 2 ingredient recipes! These look delicious!! Great job!! Good luck!! :)Your newest follower ~ xo, Reannah @Shaped by Grace

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  20. Your lemon cake bars look delicious. I love your lemon theme tablescape as well. Have a wonderful week.
    Lisa

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  21. Thanks for making me hungry, Kathe!! Haha. These bars look delicious!! Seriously, thanks for sharing them at Your Cozy Home Party.--------- Shannon

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  22. My Mother-in-Law loves lemon and I'm making these for her for Mothers Day! THank you for sharing this!

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  23. I love easy, and I love delish. This is both. Thanks for the recipe.

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  24. Seriously, could it be easier? Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love lemons.

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  25. Love, Love, Love this recipe! I will be trying this for sure, probably later today even. Have you ever tried it with different pie filling or maybe it wouldn't work because of the fruit? I love lemon and this looks super delish! Thanks for sharing :)

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  26. O.K. I can handle this. My husband will think i'm a rock star!

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  27. These look so yummy, I love anything lemon!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  28. I saw this recipe on pinterest and it was a complete and total fail. they were so gross. I don't know what I did wrong. Glad it worked for you!

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  29. I agree with the never too much lemon! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

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  30. Two ingredients!! That is ONE great recipe.

    Mary

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  31. Love a simple ingredient recipe. Lemon bars are so yummy!
    Thanks for linking up to our Sunday Round Up link party. Hope to see you again this weekend :)
    xoxo
    Heather

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  32. I love Lemons.. Lemon tarts, Lemon chess bars, Lemon table scapes..
    Nice. The Lemon bars look yummy.I Can't wait to make them.
    Cindy

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  33. I wish The Mr. loved lemon bars as much as I do. Or maybe it's good that he doesn't or I'd be making (and eating) them all the time. These look delish!

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  34. What do I think? I think I am going to try these! Love me some lemons - and this is so easy! Yummy!!

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  35. This is definitely going on my grocery list! Right now! Thanks so much for passing along this recipe!

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  36. What an easy recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I love lemon bars and these look seriously delicious!

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  38. These sound so good. I would love it if you would share this on Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/05/tout-it-tuesday-5.html

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  39. Oh my, I am going to have to give these a try! Yummy and easy, right up my alley :)

    ~Shanon

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  40. Two ingredients? Definitely need to try these! Thanks for sharing at this week's link party!

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  41. Yum, I love lemon! & 2 ingredients that just couldn't get any easier. Thank you for sharing at Sunday Round Up, I have featured you this week! http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/05/link-party-9.html
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend
    -Kayla :)

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  42. These bars look so good and I love how easy they are. I really like your lemon tablescape too! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  43. Yummy, certainly going to try these.

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  44. I too love me some lemons I will make these at the next family dinner.Thank's for sharing.


    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TOO US ALL!!!!!!!!!

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  45. Im not big on angel food cake. could i use regular cake mix instead? Thanks for the recipe it looks yummy.

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  46. Made a variant on these today. I used a yellow cake mix and added 1/4 cup of homemade lemonade to the mix. They turned out AMAZING!!!!!!! Thanks for the jumping off place ;)

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  47. Those look beyond good. What a great recipe!

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  48. Yum! Glad I found you! I am out blog hopping and found your blog. New follower! Stop by and follow back!

    http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com/
    Love for you to add your hop to my blog directory. It's free advertising!

    http://thebloglogdirectory.blogspot.com/

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  49. you know I love anything lemon!!! looks delish. xo

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  50. These look amazing and sound easy to make. Congratulations on having them featured over at the challenge. They will also be featured tonight at Whimsy Wednesdays. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  51. What a great recipe! This is perfect when you need to pull something together fast. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

    --Trish

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  52. Your bars look yummy! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  53. I LOVE lemon! These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  54. I just made it and it's about cooled off, looks awsome and the taste is even better, has a nice 'cake" texture, but soooo good! kids love it, I will be makeing again!

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    1. Oh I am so glad you, and the kids:), liked them! I will be making some again this weekend myself!
      Kathe

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  55. Hi Kathe! I am featuring your Lemon Bars at my I Love Fridays party this week!! Feel free to drop by and grab a featured button :)

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  56. Wow, this really does look easy. And I loved your humorous post too!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  57. Congratulations! You're featured today! Thanks for linking up!

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/05/features_17.html

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  58. Definitely one of my top favorite desserts!

    You should definitely link up at the "Unveil Your Genius" Link up Party: http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/p/unveil-your-genius.html

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  59. These look absolutely fabulous! I LOVE lemon, especially in the springtime, for some reason. I think I just need tart and sweet and FRESH after a long winter.

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  60. Hi--making these for a luncheon today and wanted to ask--can you make this recipe using a different filling? Old time Junkett danish dessert is a pudding type with Strawberry and raspberry--what would this equate to (15.75 oz)in cups. thanks again for the great easy bake.

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    1. Someone else made them with apple pie filling so I am guessing you can try other pie fillings. 15.75 oz is about 2 cups. Just don't add anything else! Just the can of pie filling, or whatever, and the cake mix and hand stir until combined. Do come back and let us know if your dessert filling worked!

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  61. I can't wait to make these. Can any pie filling also work? Like blueberry and serve them together?

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  62. Ok quick question...you said to bake in a square 9x13 pan...but those aren't square. Did u mean rectangular?

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  63. Thanks, what a great recipe, going to pin it so I remember to make it soon! I love to cook, but I'm all about EASY too!

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  64. One of my many many favorites from you sweet thang! :)

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  65. Oh my, it looks delicious! I have to make these. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

    Kathy

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  66. Thank you for feeding my lemon obsession with such an easy recipe! I found it through my cousin's blog "Love Bakes Good Cakes" when she shared it this morning. I will be trying this very soon, maybe today!

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  67. Goodness -- I'm pinning this! I just made one with Angel Food cake and crushed pineapple and one with chocolate cake and canned pumpkin :) I LOVE lemon and can't imagine how yummy this must taste!!!!

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  68. In the oven as we speak, with a gluten free angel food cake mix though. Super easy and smells wonderful. How would you store these squares of deliciousness? In the fridge or at room temperature? In a sealed container or a covered cake stand?

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    1. Natasha, a covered cake plate is what I used tore them. Come back and let me know how much you liked them :-)

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  69. Pinned. Looks yummy~ Thanks for sharing at SAt. Dishes. ~ Paula

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  70. So funny, as I was reading the recipe I was thinking the same thing:
    I will add some Lemon zest. And then I saw you added some too, haha!
    I made it exactly like the recipe and it turned out great!
    Two thumbs up from the kids!! I served it with sstrawberries and s bit of whipped cream :)

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  71. This recipe looks amazing!!!! So making this.

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  72. This looks so good! I love an easy recipe. Thanks for sharing at this week's Throwback Thursday party.

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  73. YUM! I love lemon desserts and these look scrumptious! Stopping by from Throwback Thursday- thanks for linking up. :)

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  74. these look simple and delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe

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  75. What an easy recipe and it looks tasty too! I love anything lemon!

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  76. I posted something similar to this a couple weeks ago! Loved them! Pinning! :)

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  77. These look delicious. :) I kind of want some right now. I think I've seen them before, but I'm popping over from the SITS FB group - glad you shared!

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  78. You had me at lemon. These look absolutely delicious. I just love lemon flavored treats. Thanks for sharing. Dropping by from SITS here!

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  79. Oh my gosh, I have to try this! It sounds delicious!

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  80. I wonder what the calorie count and fat is.

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