Lemon Dump Cake

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This Lemon Dump Cake recipe is an easy dessert made with lemon cake mix, cream cheese and lemon pie filling. This easy dump cake recipe is perfect for Summer and only has 10-minutes or prep!

Lemon Dump Cake on a plate

Easy Lemon Cake

We love a good dump cake and this lemon version with cream cheese filling is just the best. This lemon dump cake recipe has a fresh lemon flavor and a fantastic dessert for spring and summer. Whenever I need a last minute dessert, this incredibly easy cake is one of my go to recipes to make.

Lemon desserts are always a big hit! We have plenty for you here: Lemon Cupcakes | Lemon Blueberry Cake | Strawberry Lemon Bars | Blender Lemon Pie | Frosted Lemon Cookies | Lemon Loaf Cake (Starbucks Copycat)

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What Is A Dump Cake?

A dump cake is exactly how it sounds. Just dump the ingredients in the cake pan and bake – that’s it!

No mixing bowls are needed. Add any type of sweet filling to the bottom of the baking dish and then top with the cake mix, butter and cream cheese.

No mixing is required before baking. Once the cake is finish baking, then you top it off with ice cream or whipped cream. It is just that easy and a favorite easy dessert recipe.

Ingredients Needed:

Here’s what you’ll need to make Lemon Dump Cake (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):

Lemon pie filling – you can make our easy homemade lemon curd if you prefer.
Cream cheese – use one block of cream cheese and soften to room temperature so it blends easily.
Egg – the egg will help the cream cheese mixture bake into a cheesecake-like filling.
Granulated sugar
Lemon cake mix – you can use vanilla boxed cake mix instead if you prefer, but won’t be as lemony.
Butter – we used regular salted butter.

Lemon Cake ingredients

How to Make Lemon Dump Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the lemon pie filling into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
    In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture over the lemon pie filling.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the pie filling and cream cheese layer.
  • Slice thin pats of butter and place evenly over the entire top of the cake mix.
  • Bake the dump cake for 40 minutes or until the top is turning golden brown. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving.

What to Serve with Lemon Dump Cake

Lemon Dump Cake

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftover dump cake covered tightly with plastic wrap (or in an airtight container) and fridge for up to a week. The leftovers can be served cold or heated until warm in the microwave.

Variations for Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

  • Different Cake Mixes – try a white or yellow cake mix instead of lemon.
  • Filling – You can change out the lemon filling for blueberry pie filling and adding fresh blueberries on top for lemon blueberry dump cake. I have never tried this, but blueberry and lemon always go well together.
  • Lemon – if you don’t have any lemon pie filling or lemon curd, you can always use lemon pudding. Sprinkle lemon zest on top for a lovely presentation.

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5 from 11 votes

Lemon Dump Cake

This Lemon Dump Cake recipe is an easy dessert made with lemon cake mix, cream cheese and lemon pie filling. This easy dump cake recipe is perfect for Summer and only has 10-minutes or prep!
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Spread the lemon pie filling into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture over the lemon pie filling.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the pie filling and cream cheese layer.
  • Slice thin pats of butter and place evenly over the top of the dry cake mix.
  • Bake the dump cake for 40 minutes or until the top is turning golden brown.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving.

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Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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9 comments on “Lemon Dump Cake”

  1. This looks and sounds delicious. I will have to try this esp. beings the holidays are near. More luncheons at church. I’m looking for good & easy. Thanks !

    1. Thanks Barb. We have many quick and easy recipes that may work well for your luncheons. Let us know how it turns out.