Two-ingredient lemon bars

Two-ingredient lemon bars are a simple and quick dessert option that requires minimal ingredients. Here’s a basic recipe:


  • 1 box of lemon cake mix
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line a baking dish (typically 9×13 inches).
  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the lemon cake mix and sweetened condensed milk. Stir until well combined. The mixture will be thick.
  1. Press Into Baking Dish:
  • Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. You can use your hands or a spatula to smooth it out.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  1. Cool and Cut:
  • Allow the lemon bars to cool completely in the baking dish. Once cooled, you can cut them into squares or bars.
  1. Optional: Dust with Powdered Sugar:
  • Optionally, dust the top with powdered sugar before serving for a decorative touch.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the lemon bars and enjoy this simple, two-ingredient dessert.


  • Experiment with different cake mix flavors for variations. For example, you can try using a yellow cake mix or a white cake mix for a slightly different flavor.
  • If you prefer a tangier taste, you can add a splash of fresh lemon juice to the mixture before baking.
  • Make sure not to overbake the bars to keep them moist and chewy.

These two-ingredient lemon bars are quick to prepare and perfect for when you need a sweet treat in a hurry. They have a cake-like texture and a sweet lemony flavor. Feel free to customize them according to your preferences and enjoy the simplicity of this easy dessert.

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