Lemon Angel Cake Bars
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
I didn't have angel so I used yellow cake mix. Probably not a good idea but I've been wanting to make this for some time now. It had a nice mild lemon flavor but was dense and sticky. The frosting was amazing. Was it the cake mix that made it dense and sticky? I didn't deviate from the directions other than the cake mix.
I didn't have an angel food cake mix, so I used moist white cake mix & threw a box of dry instant lemon pudding mix in instead. All I had was sweetened coconut, so I only put in 1/2 cup instead. I added a 1/4 cup of sour cream & some lemon extract. WOW!!!!! Was it good!! Moist & easy to make. Everyone love it.
Absolutely delicious! Used sweetened coconut and baked it 25 minutes in a 9 X 13 glass dish. In the future, I will use lemon extract instead of vanilla. After I sprinkled on the lemon zest, I just lightly swirled it into the frosting, so no one got a mouth full of zest. Had a hard time finding the lemon pie filling. Ended up with Duncan Hines/Comstock Original Lemon Creme pie filling that I found in Winn Dixie, which I will buy again. It had a very nice lemony taste. This recipe is a keeper, per my husband.
I was excited to try this recipe as I love Lemon! The angel food cake mix I purchased just called for water. Since I couldn't find lemon pie filling I mixed up a box of lemon pudding as suggested by other review and measured the amount called for. When I stirred the pudding into the cake mix it fluffed right up- making it a bit hard to spread evenly. Cake raised and browned- baked in 20 minutes but fell as I removed it from the over... leaving me with a flat sweet mess. I was very disappointed in the results. Didn't waste the yummy frosting on it.
I thought these lemon angel cake bars were really good! Actually I had it for dinner last night, and brunch today. I probably won't eat real food until it's gone! This is the best frosting I have ever eaten. I am going to start using it on all my cakes now. next time I would add a little lemon extract to the cake because I did not think it tasted very lemony. I also added lemon extract to the frosting instead of the vanilla. Mmm Mmmm Good! Paul, This is angel food cake. It doesn't take all those things. Mine looked just like the picture. I use Betty Crocker angel food cake mix, with confetti. This cake if baked on its own only has to use water.
Lesa, "No LIQUID in the mixes???" The cake mix requires Eggs, Water, and Oil
Got a question. I time of grocery shelves having few choices, our angel food cake box has 2 steps, like over the last several decades...Your egg white separate...and needs to be beat for 5 minutes..grocer said generic merchandise available vs name brand...and will be that way during this COVID issue. Pre this, you could choose 1 or 2 step angel food cake mixes...Got some answers to help?
Lesa the pie filling us the only liquid.
Lesa....you have probably already seen, but it's not vague if you click on the view recipe button which gives details
Lesa- The can of lemon pie filling is the liquid.