Lemon Dream Cake recipe
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5 from 35 votes


Easy Lemon Dream Cake starts with a boxed cake mix swirled with lemon pie filling. All topped with a creamy, lemony whipped topping!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Lemon Dream Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 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.



Refrigerate until chilled and keep any leftovers refrigerated.


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 68mg | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1.1mg