2 ingredient Lemon Cake recipe

This easy lemon cake recipe couldn't be simpler! With only 2 ingredients in the recipe you'll get a lemon lime cake baked up in no time!

Why spend a lot of time and energy putting together a completely homemade cake when you can cook up a two-ingredient lemon cake recipe?  We think that is a valid question.

2 ingredient lemon cake recipe.

Let's get something straight; we love homemade cake.  We have several recipes for homemade cake, including our favorite chocolate and white cakes.  And we encourage everyone who likes baking to try them.  Even people who don't like baking should try them, so they can see how easy baking really can be.  But sometimes, and for some people, spending a couple hours baking a cake just isn't worth it all the time.

A Lemon Lime cake made with only 2 ingredients. Fast, simple, and easy cake recipe!

We have more important things to do.  Or we realized at the last minute we needed to bring something for church.  Or any number of reasons we just don't feel like taking the time to bake a cake completely from scratch.

Enter the two ingredient cake easy lemon cake recipe.

Lemon Cake Recipe. An easy 2 ingredient cake recipe.

We are not claiming that this cake is as delicious as homemade ones.  It isn't.   And it would be very sad if all our work making cake from scratch didn't matter.  It does!

But, if you add a delicious frosting or a bunch of whipped cream...it's still quite good.  And there are some events that don't require you to spend the time necessary to make the most amazing cake ever.  Good is good enough.  In those cases, make this cake!

Easy lemon cake recipe | 2 ingredients | from NellieBellie

This is also a great starter cake for kids.  A box of mix, a can of soda, and a supervisor to make sure they don't burn themselves on the oven is all you need.  Then, as they get older, you can graduate them to 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies.

Two Ingredient Lemon Cake Recipe

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  • Lemon Cake Mix
  • 12 oz. can of lemon-lime soda diet works
  • whipped cream for topping
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  • pour lemon-lime soda into a lemon cake mix.
  • stir well. It will be frothy.
  • pour into greased 9 by 13 pan
  • bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or so.
  • I top this with some whipping cream and sliced lemons.


Tip: add lemon zest into the cake mix to feel more fancy.

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5 thoughts on “2 ingredient Lemon Cake recipe”

  1. This recipe looks very interesting.. Will give a try.. I use to always bake a cake from scratch, but now am lazy, and every now and then like something simple.. Thank you.

    1. This is definitely simple and easy! A great one for kids to make. Which, of course, means it's great for when we are feeling lazy :).

  2. Shannon at madiganmade

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! As much as I hate box mixes, too, they sure make things easy. This looks delicious!

  3. Hmmmm....this is a new one to me.

    I have successfully tried a couple of these 2 ingredient cakes...both were quite good.

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