You know we love all lemon desserts, and if they happen to be super easy to make, that’s even better! This lemon cream cheese dump cake basically checks all of our boxes. Fresh, citrusy flavor? Check. Cream cheese? Double check. Five ingredients or less that we can toss together and get in the oven in under 10 minutes. TRIPLE CHECK. There’s no wrong time for this dessert, so what are you waiting for? Raid your pantry and fridge and let’s get cooking.
So while these four ingredients basically just get added to your baking dish, there is a sort of finesse in regards to how they get added. Spread your lemon pie filling in the bottom of your dish, then top with half of your box cake mix. Next comes the interesting part; you’re going to want to cube your cream cheese and thinly slice your butter, so you get even coverage across your cake mix.
Once your pie filling is in, spread your cream cheese cubes evenly across the surface, then top with your remaining cake mix. After that, you take your thinly sliced butter and place that on top of the cake mix, making an effort to try and make a complete layer that covers most, if not all of the top cake mix.
Your baking dish then goes into the oven and the cake bakes by having the melted butter seep down into the dry cake mix, keeping things moist and making everything delicious. Once it’s finished baking, you’ve got a sweet, tangy dessert that’s got pockets of cream cheese to go along with each bite of lemon goodness. If you’ve made any dump cakes before, you’ll know that you just have to trust in the magic of the process, ‘cause you better believe this stuff is really, ridiculously good!
1 (16 oz.) can lemon pie filling
1 (15 oz.) package yellow cake mix
4 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a square baking dish with butter or non-stick spray.
Pour lemon pie filling into the bottom of greased baking dish, making sure to spread it into the corners.
Top with 1/2 cake mix, place cubed cream cheese evenly on top, then sprinkle remaining cake mix.
Take butter pats (as thinly sliced as possible) and place them in a single layer on top of the cake mix, trying to cover as much of the surface of the cake as possible.
Place baking dish in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool 15-20 minutes before serving.
What size is the square pan?
Do I just sprinkle the cake mix or do I make it first
Sprinkle the cake mix dry . If you were to make the cake as the instructions on the cake box tell you there would be eggs as part of the ingredients. Hope this helps .
Just sprinkle it
A 9×9 pan works great & Yes dry cake mix
Mine does not look.done
Waiting on it to cool.
I’ll bet that would be great with cherry pie filling!
Made today so .good. guessing it would be good with peach or blueberry pie filling too
I made this today and I am tossing the recipe! Nothing like I expected! Don’t waste your time making this cheesecake!
It’s not a Cheese cake ! Wow
This was great. I used about 3/4 stick of butter that I froze and graded over the top
I like this idea about grating the frozen butter, thanks.
Can you use lemon curd
I used box lemon cake mix instead of the yellow. Lot more flavor
I’ve make one with cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple. Put it in a 13×9
Can I add cream cheese to this at some stage?
You can also melt 1/2 of the butter to pour over the top to make sure the cake is completely covered. Then use the rest of the butter in pats over the top.
Please post a printable version of your recipes. Please.
Please offer option to print for your recipes
I want to print also
You can use any pie filling. My husband’s favorite is cherry.
How does the pie filling not burn ? How do you get the cake out of the pan without losing the pie filling ?
I line my.pans with parchment paper, easy out easy clean
Option to print without picture of recipe
is it okay to freeze
I have trouble with dump cakes. Seems like I always have dry cake mix coming through. What am I doing wrong?