Easy Lemon Sheet Cake Recipe

lemon sheet cake

Even though it’s the middle of winter, it doesn’t mean I can’t eat happy yellow sunshine cake!

I love sheet cakes- they are perfect for when you need to feed a crowd or need a yummy dessert in a very short amount of time. With our entire family (mom, dad, sisters, spouses and children), there are 20 people (soon to be 21! Elyse is due with a baby girl in June!) at our parties and gatherings, so big desserts like this are a staple! And since dessert is our favorite part of any family gathering, we need as much as possible! :)

(Thank goodness for Spanx so that we can suck it all in for a picture! Ha ha!)



Easy Lemon Sheet Cake Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
  • 1 (15-18 oz) lemon cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (15.75 oz) lemon pie filling
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and the eggs- mix well until fully incorporated.
  3. Fold in pie filling.
  4. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean).
  6. Let cool for about 30 minutes.
  7. In another bowl, add cream cheese and butter and beat until smooth.
  8. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix again.
  9. Frost top of cake once it's cooled.





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(Steph’s Wedding Day – August 2013)

Recipe slightly adapted from Taste of Home

Looking for more sheet cake recipes?
Carrot Sheet Cake
Almond Sheet Cake
Coconut Sheet Cake
German Chocolate Sheet Cake
Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

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  1. Hilary says

    Ohh,I love lemon cakes,lemon pies,well anything lemon,but this look exceptionaly delicious!if I wanted to make it a layered round cake would the measurements be the same?

    Oh and congrats on Elyse’s baby!!!

  2. Mary Ann says

    When you say cool cake…do you mean in the pan or out of the pan on a rack? I was wondering if the cake would fall apart if I cool it on a rack because of the consistency. With cooling it in the pan (like brownies) I was concerned if it would come out when serving. Thanks in advance for your response. Looking forward to making this today for my daughter’s baby shower. : )

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