I love how I can whip this dish together with just 4 ingredients


Envision a dessert that melds the vibrant zing of fresh lemons with the sumptuous, creamy essence of cream cheese, all harmoniously baked into a blissful treat that demands merely four ingredients. The 4-Ingredient Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake is a genuine joy for aficionados of lemon and dessert devotees alike, intertwining yellow cake mix, sumptuous lemon pie filling, silken cream cheese, and a hint of butter to bring forth a cascade of refreshing flavors in every morsel.

Imagine basking in the gentle warmth of a summer day, indulging in a slice of this celestial cake. The lively yellow shades and the enticing scent of lemons permeate the air as you savor the first bite. As the moist cake tenderly disintegrates and melts on your palate, you’re whisked away to a sun-drenched citrus orchard. The sharp, tangy lemon essence pirouettes across your palate, masterfully counterpoised by the creamy cream cheese. This straightforward yet entrancing recipe epitomizes the pleasure derived from simple desserts that confer both solace and pleasure.

Recipe: 4-Ingredient Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake


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


Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Crumb Mixture: In a generous mixing bowl, meld the yellow cake mix and melted butter, mixing until a crumbly consistency is achieved.

Layering Crumbs: Evenly distribute half of the crumb mixture into the base of the prepped baking dish, lightly patting it down.

Lemon Cream Cheese Filling: In another bowl, amalgamate the lemon pie filling and softened cream cheese, whisking until a smooth, unified mixture is obtained.

Assembling: Gently pour and spread the lemon cream cheese blend over the initial crumb layer in the baking dish, ensuring an even coverage.

Final Touch: Scatter the residual crumb mixture atop, forming a crumbly upper layer.

Bake: Place in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until achieving a golden-brown top and a set center.

Cool & Serve: Allow the cake a few moments to cool post-baking, then slice into squares. Serve either warm or at room temperature, optionally elevating with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.

Enjoy a dessert that is not only an epitome of simplicity but also a flavorful escapade, a homage to the effortless joys of uncomplicated culinary creations!

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