2-Ingredient Lemon Angel Food Cake Recipe

A moist and delicious lemon cake has never been so simple! Make it using just a boxed angel cake mix and lemon curd. Achieve the airiness of an angel food cake and the bold lemon flavor of a lemon meringue pie with this quick and easy 2-ingredient lemon angel food cake recipe. Enjoy it with spiced tea or affogato.

Preparing the 2-Ingredient Lemon Angel Food Cake Recipe

Tips on Making Lemon Angel Food Cake

This easy angel food cake recipe couldn’t get easier. There’s no need to add sugar, beat egg whites, and go through all the fuss. And on top of that, we have more helpful tips on how to make angel food cake from a box. Check these out:

  • Coat the pan generously with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper to ensure that the angel food cake comes out easily. 
  • Mix the cake mix and lemon curd just until combined. Do not overmix. You do not want to deflate all the air in the cake batter by overmixing.
  • If you find your cake browning too much while the inside is not yet fully cooked, take the pan out and cover the top with aluminum foil. It’ll help keep the top from burning.
  • Cool the cake completely before slicing it. It’ll just be flattened. Don’t try to remove it from the pan while it is still hot because chances are you’ll end up with a mess. It’ll pull from the sides as it cools.
  • This 2-ingredient angel cake recipe is already good on its own. But if you want a stronger lemon flavor, feel free to add vanilla extract, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest. Also, top the cake with whipped cream, more lemon curd, or even vanilla ice cream. 

Looking for more angel food cake recipes? Check out this rich chocolate angel food cake. It makes fluffy chocolate cake and an easy chocolate frosting to smear on it.

2-Ingredient Lemon Angel Food Cake Recipe

How To Make 2-Ingredient Lemon Angel Food Cake

Make a fluffy and moist lemon angel food cake using only a boxed cake mix and lemon curd.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 16 oz angel food cake mix, 1 box
  • 22 oz lemon curd, at room temperature

To serve:

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a stand mixer or a large bowl with a whisk, combine cake mix and lemon curd until smooth.
  3. Pour into a greased cake pan. Spread evenly.
  4. Bake cake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool down to room temperature.
  6. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.


  • Sugar: 85g
  • :
  • Calcium: 87mg
  • Calories: 483kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 100g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 52mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

What does lemon do to a cake?

Aside from adding flavor, the acid in lemon reacts with the baking soda and baking powder in the cake to form bubbles giving the cake fluff and structure.

Why did my angel food cake collapse?

The reasons why angel food cake collapses include overmixing the batter, not having an even baking temperature, and underbaking. Any of these will cause the cake to not properly hold up its structure. Be sure to mix the batter just until combined. Use an oven thermometer to ensure that the baking temperature is accurate, and be sure to follow the recipe instructions for the baking time.

What else can go wrong with angel food cake?

Angel food cake is not exactly an easy cake to bake. Besides collapsing, your cake could end up tough and having a hard or sticky crust. Overmixing will make the cake tough. If it has a hard crust, it is either overbaked or baked at a temperature too high. If the sugar isn’t properly incorporated, or too much of it is added, the cake will be sticky. Much could go wrong but these problems can be avoided by following the recipe instructions carefully. And of course, our easy 2-ingredient recipe will make things even simpler for you!

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With this 2-ingredient lemon angel food cake mix, you can serve a stunning dessert fuss free! A batch of this light, fluffy, moist, and citrusy lemon cake will surely brighten up any dinner table.
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