Lemon Dump Cake

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For a sweet and tart dessert in a snap, make this delicious Lemon Dump Cake. Add ice cream or fresh whipped cream for a perfect lemon treat!

Easy Lemon Cake

We love a good dump cake and this lemon version with cream cheese filling is just the best. Such a bright and fresh flavor and a fantastic dessert for spring and summer.

Lemon recipes 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)

The Ingredients

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 also use 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 cake mix instead if you prefer.
Butter – we used regular salted butter.

ingredients to make Lemon Dump Cake.

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.

slices of cream cheese over top of lemon pie filling in a baking dish.

Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the pie filling and cream cheese layer.

cake mix spread over the dump cake.

Slice thin pats of butter and place evenly over the top of the dry cake mix.

slices of butter over 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.

freshly baked dump cake.

What to Serve with Lemon Dump Cake

Whipped cream – try our easy homemade whipped cream recipe!

Vanilla bean ice cream

Fresh lemon slices or wedges

Powdered sugar

Lemon Dump Cake on a white plate with fresh lemons.

How to Store Leftovers

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

More Dump Cake Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Easy Peach Dump Cake

Pina Colada Dump Cake

Lemon Dump Cake feature
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Lemon Dump Cake

For a sweet and tart dessert in a snap, make this delicious Lemon Dump Cake. Add ice cream or fresh whipped cream for a perfect lemon treat!
Servings: 8
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 jars 12-ounces each lemon pie filling or lemon curd
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 15.25-ounce box lemon cake mix
  • ½ cup butter

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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