4-Ingredient Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake: A Heavenly Delight!

Discover the joy of baking with our Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake, an easy 4-ingredient recipe perfect for any occasion. Quick, delicious, and unforgettable!

Welcome to the world of effortless baking where simplicity meets deliciousness! Today, we’re diving into a recipe that’s not only mouth-wateringly irresistible but also astonishingly easy to make. The Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake is your go-to dessert when you crave something sweet, tangy, and utterly comforting without the hassle of complex baking techniques.

Recipe Overview

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 12

A blissful 4-Ingredient Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake dessert with zesty lemon, rich cream cheese, and soft cake layers.


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 can (21 ounces) lemon pie filling
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). This ensures a perfect environment for your cake to bake evenly.
  2. Prepare the Pan: Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. You can use a bit of melted butter or a non-stick spray to ensure the cake comes out easily after baking.
  3. Layer the Ingredients: Begin by spreading the lemon pie filling evenly at the bottom of the prepared dish. Next, dot the softened cream cheese over the lemon filling. It doesn’t have to be perfect, as the beauty of a dump cake is its rustic charm.
  4. Add the Cake Mix: Sprinkle the yellow cake mix evenly over the cream cheese and lemon filling layers. Do not mix; just layer the ingredients on top of each other.
  5. Drizzle with Butter: Pour the melted butter evenly over the cake mix layer, ensuring most of the mix is moistened. The butter will help the cake mix to bake into a delightful golden crust.
  6. Bake to Perfection: Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the edges are bubbly. The exact time can vary based on your oven, so keep an eye on it!
  7. Cool and Serve: Let the cake cool slightly before serving. It can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature, depending on your preference.