Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

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Pinned over 40,000 times!! This is one of the best dump cake recipes there is! A lemon lovers delight!
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I saw a commercial not too long ago about dump cakes.  Dump cakes.. what in the world is a dump cake.  I needed to know! 

Dump cake may not have the most flattering name but it is a dessert that many people rave about. When people are not praising its delicious taste, they’re often celebrating how quick and easy this dessert is to make.

Dump cake is usually a combination of canned fruit, with cherries and pineapples being some of the most preferred.

It’s difficult to find dessert recipes that are easier to make than dump cake. With the exception of stirring the fruit, you really need to do very little to assemble this cake. It’s a great recipe for beginning cooks, especially young ones. Even little kids can make dump cake because they usually don’t have to measure ingredients.



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Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake, delicious & easy

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 4
Calories: 328 kcal
  • 1 Can 16 ounces lemon pie filling
  • 1 Package 15 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 4 Ounces cream cheese cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 Cup butter cut into thin slices
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9" x 9" pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread lemon pie filling in the pan.
  3. Top with half of the cake mix.
  4. Dot with cream cheese and cover with the remaining cake mix.
  5. Top with butter in a single layer, trying to cover all areas of cake mix leaving none exposed.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Quick & Easy Dump Cakes and more

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 294mg 12%
Potassium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 21.8%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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    January 12, 2015 at 9:44 am

    This looks absolutely delish, can’t wait to try it πŸ™‚

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    Donna Hup
    January 12, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Lemon is my favorite flavor! This looks so good. I can’t wait to try it this weekend, thank you!

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    Jess Benoit
    January 13, 2015 at 9:37 am

    This Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake looks amazing! I’ve just learned about dump cakes when my younger sister made 2 for Christmas. I can see my soon-to-be 8 yo making this. She loooves to bake! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    February 16, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    can we use like blue berry filling or the cherry filling instead of the lemon

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      February 17, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Yes you sure can. As a matter of fact I am posting later today a cherry cheesecake dump cake that is absolutely delish!

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    February 21, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    This looks fabulous, thanks for the recipe! I will be making this recipe this week!! Anything lemon is wonderful.

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    Lisa | Sweet and Savory Breads
    February 22, 2015 at 1:02 am

    I’ve made several Dump Cakes in my time but never one with lemon or cream cheese. Looks and sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!

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    February 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I bet this is yummy! I’ve recently discovered my love for lemon. Thanks for sharing!

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    February 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Is the size pan supposed to be 9 x 9 or 9 x 13? Thanks.

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      February 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      9 x 9… sorry Shelley πŸ™‚ I edited it also. LOL

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    February 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Can’t go wrong with lemon and cream cheese in my book.

    Saw this on You’re Gonna Love It.

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    MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn)
    February 25, 2015 at 9:59 am

    That looks so yummy! Pinned!

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    Bridget/The Recipe Wench
    February 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I am all about lemon these days — my tree is loaded! Thanks for sharing with us over at Inspire Me Mondays Link Up! Have a great week!

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    Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Linky
    February 26, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    We have been enjoying dump cakes lately made with angle food cake mix and Sprite over some sort of fruit, fresh strawberries are wonderful!! I love cream cheese I will have to try it in my next cake.

    Would love to have you stop by and share in our Friday Feature Linky Party!!

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    Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
    February 27, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I was wondering what Dump cake was! Looks awesome! Thanks so much for linking this up at Best of the Weekend!

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    Jennie @ TheHousewifeModern
    March 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    This looks amazing. I love lemon! I might feel a little bit guilty just dumping everything in there, though. I’m betting enjoying the ease might erase the guilt. πŸ™‚

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    March 17, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Do you prepare the cake or just drop the mix

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      March 17, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      Just drop the mix in Easy peasy! πŸ™‚

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    April 4, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! Question–with having cream cheese in it, does this need refrigerated? I’m making it today, for tomorrow.

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      April 4, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Yes it would need to be kept in the fridge, I would pop it in the over a bit to warm it up before you serve it… or take it out of the fridge a bit before and let get to room temp

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    Lea Anne Grabb
    April 4, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Do you think if would be possible to make a lemon pudding, either from scratch or from Jello pudding and use it instead of the canned?

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      April 4, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      I think that may be delish!! I would definitely give it a try and see how it comes out. Let me know if you try it, if tomorrow was not Easter I would be tempted to get in the kitchen and try it out. LOL

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    April 21, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Well I have a 22oz can of lemon and I don’t have a 9×9 pan so we will try this with my “unmarked but I know it is smaller than a 9×13 pan” and see how it turns out. Part of me really wants to use the entire block of cream cheese. Will try to resist!!!!! Letting my co-workers be guine pigs and i can’t wait to make it for my sister who loves lemon.

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    Leah Taylor
    May 5, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Can you substitute gluten free yellow cake mix?

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      May 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Absolutely and what a wonderful idea!

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    June 23, 2015 at 9:40 am

    So I tried this last night because I have been leaning toward lemon recipes lately AND this one looked awesome! It actually turned out to be pretty rich. I think I may try subbing applesauce for the butter next time. The cream cheese didn’t really move around much either. It stayed in blobs, so I think I will try adding a small bit of the lemon pie filling with it and whip it. Thank you for the recipe!

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    April 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Hi I was wondering if you could double the recipe for a 9×13 or 13×9 Pan? gonna make later today so hope you see the message soon ….Thanks

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      April 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      You may not need to fully double it, although I think you will be fine, it may just be a bit thicker. The key is just making sure you have enough slices of butter covering the top completely. So adjust that as needed, even if it requires extra.

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    May 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    This is easy and delicious! Will definitely serve it again.

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