Easy Lemon Dream Cake starts with a boxed cake mix swirled with lemon pie filling. All topped with a creamy, lemony whipped topping!
LEMON DREAM CAKE
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LEMON CAKE MIX AND LEMON PIE FILLING
Now, you would think looking at this recipe that this cake is on lemon overload. Let me assure you - it really isn't. It isn't crazy sweet or a big ole lemon bomb. It is the perfect balance of sweet and a little tart from the pie filling. My husband, who is not a lemon cake fan, really enjoyed this one if that gives you an indication.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
lemon pie filling*
HOW TO MAKE LEMON DREAM CAKE:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare cake mix as directed on the back of the box. Pour batter into baking dish.
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LEMON DREAM CAKE
- 1 box vanilla cake mix
- ingredients needed to make cake: eggs, oil & water
- 1 (15.75 oz) can lemon pie filling
- 1 tub lemon flavored frosting
- 1 (8 oz) tub whipped topping (COOL WHIP) thawed
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Prepare cake mix as directed on the back of the box.
- Pour batter into baking dish.
- Place spoonfuls of lemon pie filling all over the batter.
- Take a knife and swirl it all around to help evenly distribute it better.
- Bake at 350F degrees (in center rack) for about 35-40 minutes until cake springs back to the touch and isn't jiggly in the center.
- Let cake cool completely before proceeding to the next step.
- In a bowl, combine lemon flavored frosting with whipped topping.
- Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Spread frosting over cooled cake.
Originally published: July 2012
Updated & republished: July 2019