Lemony Angel Food Bars

Whenever I have lemons, I think about my grandmother who absolutely loved them.  Especially if they were part of dessert- then she couldn’t resist. I really think she would have loved this dessert!  This has a light lemony flavor, so those of you that don’t enjoy the bitter will probably still like this because of the fluffy angel food cake element!

I initially found it on a website that was advertising it as a two-ingredient recipe.  When I went to the grocery store, they didn’t have lemon pie filling, so I figured out I could use Jello pudding mix in the same way.  I came across the frosting while looking for the canned pie filling, and decided to take it a step further, making a frosting for the lemon square.  It ended up looking like a creamy pillow, and now I feel very creative!  Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • one box of angel food cake mix
  • 1 can of lemon pie filling (or as I used, lemon flavored Jello pudding mix, prepared according to package directions)
  • 1 container lemon frosting
  • 2 cups cool whip

Directions:

Preheat to 350.  Prepare Jello pudding according to package directions.  Stir into angel food cake mix.  Do not follow the directions on the angel food cake box- the lemon pudding will provide enough moisture!  Pour into a 9X13 cake pan.  Bake 20 minutes, or a little less, until cake is browning on top.  Let cool at least 1 1/2 hours.  Once cake is cool, mix cool whip and frosting and ice the cake.  You don’t have to put icing on the sides because it just drips down and coats it.  Yum!

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