Looking for an easy lemon dessert? This lemon dump cake is very easy to make is inexpensive and tastes delicious and rich. Make it in the oven or the slow cooker and have one of the most decadent desserts you will ever make. You don’t have to tell anyone how easy it was to make.
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Easy Lemon Pie Dump Cake Recipe
I love dessert. I love dessert, even more, when I can make it fast and easy. If it is a lemon dessert, and forget, I am eating the whole thing. I remember growing up, my great-grandmother always made lemon meringue. It was her favorite, and it has been one of mine for as long as I can remember. My mom’s too.
The only thing is, I really hate making lemon meringue pie. When I worked at the bakery, I made the fruit pies, and on Saturdays, I made the meringue pies for all the local restaurants. That is a lot of pies. So while I still love eating the pies, I tend to stick to easy dessert recipes now. This dump cake is my number one easy lemon dessert recipe.
What is a Dump Cake
Dump cake is easy to make. The reason it is called this is because all you have to do is dump the ingredients in the pan. There are many ways to make dump cake, and it can be made with just about any filling. I love making this apple cobbler, which is really just a dump cake that tastes like a simple apple cobbler.
Can I Swap A Yellow Cake Mix for A Different Flavor
You can use whatever flavor cake mix you want to use. I have combined different to create all kinds of delicious cakes. While using a white or yellow cake mix in this recipe lets the lemon shine, strawberry mix will pair fantastic with this recipe too.
What Size Pan Do I Need?
I use a 9 by 13 inch pan when I am making this. It keeps the cake thin which gives it the perfect ratio of rich cobbler topping with the sweet and tart filling. You could use a smaller pan but this will change the cooking time and will create a much thicker dessert.
Does Dump Cake Have To Be Refrigerated?
This cobbler does not need to be refrigerated. While it will last a little longer in the refrigerator, it will last for about 3 to 4 days when it is stored at room temperature.
How To Store A Dump Cake
It is important that this dessert is stored properly in order to make it last as long as possible. Like I said, it can be stored at room temperature but it needs to be covered well. It is important to cover the cake pan well with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
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Can This Be A Lemon Blueberry Cobbler
While this recipe is just made with lemon, it is easy to make it into lemon blueberry dump cake. Lemon and blueberry go great together. Simply change out one of lemon pie fillings and replace it with blueberry pie filling. If you want to make lemon blueberry cobbler with fresh blueberries, use 2 cans of lemon pie filling and add in about 1-2 cups of fresh blueberries.
Can I Make Dump Cake in the Crockpot
This lemon dump cake can be made in the crockpot or slow cooker easily. You will want to cook it on low and it takes about 2 to 4 hours.
What Toppings Can Be Added to This Cake
I tend to leave this cobbler as is, but some people like to add additional toppings. You can add lemon zest to the. Powdered sugar is another option. If you have added anything else to the cake, like a strawberry mix, you can add strawberry slices to the top or if you have added blueberries, you can add fresh blueberries on top. Some people serve this with ice cream or just a dollop of whipped cream.
Can I Use Homemade Pie Filling
Some people are overwhelmed when it comes to making homemade pie filling. I am use a homemade pie filling in mine. I recommend giving my lemon curd a try because it tastes so much better than anything you are going to find in a can at your local grocery store. If you are different flavor of filling, I would always say, give it a try. use a family favorite pie filling recipe or find a new one to try. However, if you are short on time, you can certainly use canned filling if you want.
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Get the full list of ingredients, with measurements, and step-by-step directions at the bottom of the post in the printable recipe card.
- One Vanilla or white cake mix
- lemon pie filling
How to Make Lemon Dump Cake
Preheat oven to 400.
Pour the 2 can of lemon pie filling in the bottom of a 9*13 cake pan or baking dish that has been greased with cooking spray.
Pour the dry cake mix over the pie filling, spreading it evenly.
Pour the stick of melted butter over the cake mix. You want to cover all sections of the cake mix or you will have dry patches.
Bake for 55-60 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Pairs great with whipped cream.
This rich cake doesn’t need a frosting, but if you wanted to top it with frosting, you can use this Lemon frosting.
The lemon dump cake is a no fuss dessert, perfect for when you are short on time. The recipe only takes 10 minutes to make and all the ingredients can be found in your pantry or fridge! Conclusion paragraph: We hope you recipe helpful! If so, please share it with your friends and family. You should also join us on Facebook to get all of our posts.
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Lemon Dump Cake
- 1 Vanilla or white cake mix
- lemon pie filling – or use 2 cans of lemon pie filling
- 1 stick of butter- melted
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Pour the 2 can of lemon pie filling in the bottom of a 9*13 cake pan.
- Pour the dry cake mix over the pie filling, spreading it evenly.
- Pour the stick of melted butter over the cake mix. You want to cover all sections of the cake mix or you will have dry patches.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Pairs great with whipped cream.
- This rich cake doesn't need a frosting, but if you wanted to top it with frosting, you can use this Lemon frosting.