Friday, April 4, 2014

2-Ingredient Lemon Cake + Condensed Milk Glaze

I don't think that there's anything worse than when you're baking and all of the eggs are gone. So frustrating! Because the cake can't wait the 10 minutes it would take to drive to the grocery store to buy the eggs...

Did you know that you can make a perfectly moist cake with just these two ingredients?

Yes, I know! I caught on to this trick last summer. Don't ask me how, but it works! A boxed cake mix and a 12-ounce can of soda makes perfectly moist cake. Wonders will never cease to amaze me. And it works for other types of cake too: orange cake with Sunkist, Chocolate Cake with Coke, Vanilla cake with Sprite. Oh and brownies, but that's a whole other story. 

My parents were just as amazed when I made this cake for them. The cake itself is very moist and the glaze soaks right into the hot cake, making for a perfectly sweet and delicious lemon cake. 

2-Ingredient Lemon Cake with Condensed Milk Glaze


For the cake

1 box of lemon cake mix (just the mix, no eggs or oil)
1-12 ounce can of lemon-lime soda

For the glaze

1/2 can sweetened condensed milk (half of the 14 oz. can)
3/4 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar


Preheat the oven to 350* and spray a 13" x 9" baking pan with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix and the soda. Mix well. Bake the cake for 20-22 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine the sweetened condensed milk, butter, and sugar. Increase the heat to high and boil for two minutes, stirring constantly. Pour the icing/glaze over the cake while the cake is still warm.


  1. I love how easy this is to make! I totally want to make it this weekend because it looks delicious and I love lemon anything. I have not tried the two ingredient cakes before but this might be my first one because that glaze sounds like the perfect topping. :) Pinning!!

    1. It's so easy- you should definitely try it. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for pinning :)

  2. This cake looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. This looks delicious and so easy.. saw it on Put A Bird On It link share!! I am bookmarking and sharing!

  4. So simple and yummy looking! Thank you for sharing at Fridays Unfolded! Pinning!


  5. I can't believe it's that easy! I'm going to send this to my mom who especially loves lemon desserts. Thanks for sharing it at Saturday Night Fever :)


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