Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake is a dessert that is as easy to make as it is delicious!  Lemon pie filling is covered with white chocolate, cream cheese, and lemon cake mix, topped with butter for a perfectly baked summertime treat! Try my Blueberry Dump Cake for another easy to make dessert.

Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

I have always said that the genius who decided to dump a bunch of dessert staples into a pan and see what happens next deserves an award.  That person is my hero. Dump cakes are a dream recipe for busy people. This Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake is no exception. With the added white chocolate and cream cheese in the mix, it is a wonderful addition to my list of dump cake recipes!

One Bowl of Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake with Whipped Cream and a Lemon Slice on Top

Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake Recipe

In just about five minutes, you can get all these ingredients ‘dumped’ into a pan and walk away as it bakes, which makes this a wonderful weeknight, or anytime, dessert!

Process Collage of Adding Cream Cheese, White Chocolate Chips, and Cake Mix to a Lemon Dump Cake

How to Make Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

You hear me talking a lot about “your recipe is only as good as your ingredients” and most cases, that is my primary rule of thumb.  This dessert is designed for ease.  So, in this case, you won’t hear me say that.  For this Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake recipe, you need just your favorite brands of the five listed ingredients.

To make the dump cake, grease a 12-inch, oven-safe skillet. You can also use a 9×9-inch baking pan or 9×13-inch pan.

  • Pour the lemon pie filling into the bottom of the pan, spreading it out evenly.
  • Add the white chocolate chips and cream cheese cubes on top of the pie filling.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix over everything, making sure to get it all the way to the edges.
  • Place the pads of butter on top and bake for about an hour, or until the topping is golden brown and the pie filling is bubbling.

Top with some homemade whipped cream!

Overhead Image of Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake in White Skillet with Lemons and Utensils Around It

Can You Make a Crockpot Dump Cake?

You can and you should!  It is literally the exact same recipe and instructions, except you use a crockpot instead of the skillet and an oven. 

For this method, you will put the lemon pie filling in the bottom of a greased crockpot, add the white chocolate chips and cream cheese, and then top with the cake and butter. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.

Spoon Taking Bite out of Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake in A bowl with Whipped Cream

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Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Lemon pie filling is covered with white chocolate, cream cheese, and lemon cake mix, topped with butter for a perfectly baked summertime treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) lemon pie filling
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) lemon cake mix
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a 12-inch skillet (or greased 9x9 or 9x13-inch baking dish), add the lemon pie filling.
  • Sprinkle the white chocolate chips over the pie filling.
  • Add the cubed cream cheese, spreading them out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix over the top, being careful to cover all of the pie filling.
  • Slice the butter into small pads (about 16) and spread them out evenly over the top of the cake mixture. Bake for 1 hour or until the topping is golden brown and the pie filling is bubbling.

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Reader Comments

  1. My Aunt, rest her sweet soul, made this recipe many years ago with cherry pie filling. We all loved it. You can actually make this with any pie filling.

  2. I am so glad I came across your post on my phone and I now have more creative dessert ideas for family. Please add my email address to your emails listing so I can be up to date on great desserts for family gatherings and pastime.

  3. I Love reading the recipes. Since there is only 2 of us eating this do you have any recipes that are smaller with less sugar or calories. Nt a fan of throwing things away.

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