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Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

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Lemon cream cheese dump cake is any lemon lover’s dream. This dump cake is creamy, lemony, and absolutely delicious. But to make this lemon cake even better is it is a dump cake recipe. That means you literally dump ingredients into a baking dish, and toss them in the oven. Then it magically bakes into one delightful dessert.

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Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

I have now become the queen of dump cakes, they are so easy to make, you don’t have to be a baker, and they make the perfect toss in the oven dessert for unexpected guests. I make this lemon dump cake for potlucks, family reunions, weeknight desserts, summer cookouts, and more.

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What Is A Dump Cake

 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. You pour the canned fruit into a baking dish, top with a dry box cake mix, and top with butter and bake. There are lots of variations to dump cakes so ensure you read the directions!

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Easy Dump Cake

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.

OMG, I just made this in my instant pot!!!!  Try out my Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake, it is pretty amazing!! I also have a Ninja Foodi version, Ninja Foodi Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake.

Use this video to help guide you along.

Can I Swap A Yellow Cake Mix for A Different Flavor

Of course! You are welcome to use a white cake mix or even a lemon mix for a more intense lemon flavor. I love the way the yellow cake mix pairs with the lemon but you can switch it up.

Does Dump Cake Have To Be Refrigerated?

Yes, after your cake cools after being baked it will need to be refrigerated. If you don’t it will spoil rather fast and can make you sick. You can keep your cake in the fridge for 3-4 days. Just watch it as it could spoil after a bit.

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What Ingredients Do You Need For A Dump Cake

For this dump cake, you need just one extra ingredient compared to other recipes. Pie filling, cake mix, cream cheese, and butter are all you need for a lemon cream cheese dump cake.

What Are Some Toppings To Add To A Dump Cake

  • A dusting of Powdered Sugar
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Fresh lemon zest

I prefer this lemon cream cheese dump cake as is, but you are welcome to add on some toppings if you prefer a little more flavor.

You will find hundreds of variations to dump cake recipes online. Make one or more and see how you like them. I know for me, they are quick, easy, and literally minimal cleanup and those are all things I can for sure get on board for.

Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Have you tried the lemon cream cheese dump cake yet?

Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Use this video to help guide you along.

 

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Yield: 4 4

Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Lemon cream cheese dump cake is any lemon lovers dream. This dump cake is creamy, lemon-y, and absolutely delicious. But to make this lemon cake even better, is it is a dump cake recipe. That means you literally dump ingredients into a baking dish, and toss in the oven. Then it magically bakes into one delightful dessert.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes


Adapted from Quick & Easy Dump Cakes and more

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 620mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 4g
 
 

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Teri

Sunday 27th of June 2021

This looks lovely! Would this be good served cold as well? I'm looking for a cool dessert to serve and lemon is a crowd pleaser!

Melissa

Monday 5th of July 2021

Yes it should be just as delicious cold

Praty Taylor

Monday 24th of May 2021

Love your lemon cream cheese idea, sounds great. Looking forward to trying it. I've been making dump cakes since I first heard of them when my second child was a baby in 1977. It's been fun coming up with different flavor combinations, but never thought of lemon. Though I did win a prize for one I made with spice cake, apricots, and pecans.

skondor

Friday 13th of September 2019

Really, I think this recipe is fabulous. I will try to make it soon. Using lemon make it tastier. Thanks for sharing. .

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Sunday 9th of December 2018

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Margie

Sunday 4th of November 2018

What do you think about using a lemon cake mix instead of the yellow? Do you think it would be too lemony?

Melissa

Monday 17th of August 2020

I love lemon, so I think it sounds delicious. :) If it is a bit too lemony, I bet some vanilla ice cream would be the perfect solution. :)

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