When life hands you lemons, make a lemon dump cake! This delightful dessert is the epitome of simplicity and taste, bringing together the zesty brightness of lemons with the indulgent comfort of cake. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a dessert that’s sure to impress. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into the world of lemon dump cake!


  • 1 box of lemon cake mix
  • 1 can (21 oz) of lemon pie filling
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, melted
  • Optional: powdered sugar for dusting, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

In a large mixing bowl, empty the box of lemon cake mix.

Add the can of lemon pie filling to the cake mix.

Stir the cake mix and pie filling together until well combined.

Once combined, pour the mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Now, it’s time for the “dump” part! Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top of the cake mixture.

Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool slightly.

If desired, dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.

Serve your lemon dump cake warm, either on its own or with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or a swirl of whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat.

Enjoy the burst of citrus sunshine in every bite!

There you have it, a simple yet sensational recipe for lemon dump cake that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family gathering, potluck, or just a cozy night in. With its bright, tangy flavor and comforting texture, this dessert is sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire. So, the next time you find yourself craving something sweet, don’t hesitate to whip up a batch of lemon dump cake and let its irresistible charm brighten your day!