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Lemon Cream Cheese Dessert Cake

Lemon cream cheese dessert cake is very easy to make since it’s basically a dump cake. Lemon lover’s will flip!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese, lemon cake, lemons, pie filling
Servings: 9
Calories: 375kcal


  • 16 oz lemon pie filling
  • 15 oz yellow cake mix OR lemon cake mix
  • 4 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 4 oz 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. Leftovers may be reheated in the microwave.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 484IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg