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Easy Lemon Sheet Cake

This Easy Lemon Sheet Cake has the best lemon flavor and is topped with a delicious cream cheese buttercream frosting.  This lemon cake can be cut to feed 20+ people, depending on how many pieces you slice it into. I love making sheet cakes for parties, potlucks and gatherings.  Not only is this Easy Lemon Sheet Cake simple to throw together, but it is perfect for feeding a crowd.

This recipe is absolutely foolproof and is perfect for feeding a crowd. Soft lemon cake and fluffy cream cheese buttercream frosting make this one cake that everyone loves!

Whenever I bring this cake to parties or potlucks, everyone always asks me for the recipe and I’m almost embarrassed to admit how easy it is to make.

Easy Lemon Sheet Cake

15 min Prep Time
20 min Cook Time
35 min Total Time


  •     1 (15.25 ounce) lemon cake mix
  •     4 eggs
  •     1 (15.75 ounce) can lemon pie filling
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  •     1 (8 ounce) pkg. cream cheese (softened)
  •     1/4 cup butter (softened)
  •     4 cups powdered sugar
  •     1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and the eggs and mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Fold in pie filling until well combined.
  4. Spread into a half sheet pan (18"x13"x1") sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  8. Add powdered sugar and vanilla beat until smooth and fluffy.
  9. Spread frosting on top of cooled cake, cut into slices and serve.


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