You’ll love how fresh this easy 4 Ingredient Lemon Cake tastes! This easy lemon sheet cake can be topped with whipped cream and fruit for a light dessert.
One of the most popular flavors of cake is lemon. Whether you make a lemon cake from scratch or use a cake mix to get that tart lemon flavor, a good lemon cake is a great option to take to potlucks and family gatherings.
Today we’re sharing a cake recipe that only has 4 ingredients. A cake mix and canned pie filling give this cake intense lemon flavor…and a light whipped topping make it perfectly light for spring and summer gatherings.
Wait until you see how easy this 4 ingredient lemon cake is! It will take maybe 5 minutes to mix up…and less than 20 minutes to bake. It’s the easiest cake ever!
Can you imagine the possibilities with this? Use a cherry cake mix and cherry pie filling….white cake mix and blueberry pie filling….so many options!
There are many options for topping this cake:
You can also top each piece with fresh lemon zest or with a slice of lemon.
We used a 17x12x1″ sheet cake pan for this recipe. Some other recipes you find might call for 10×15″ or even 11×17″. If your pan size is slightly different, it is most likely ok to use, just watch the baking time closely.
Sheet cakes are typically a thin, flat cake.
This sheet cake is only about an inch thick. If your pan is smaller is may puff up slightly more.
You can cut sheet cake slices as large or small as you’d like, but typically a sheet cake can easily be cut into 24 pieces.
Use the tip of a knife to lightly score both the long and short side of the cake, making a small mark in the frosting. Do this before cutting and you easily adjust the rows and columns if they end up a little uneven.
It’s easiest to run a sharp knife down the whole length of the cake in one slice. Then, between cutting each row, take a paper towel and wipe the knife clean of any frosting. This should give you nice, clean cuts.
Note…the recipe only makes one layer of sheet cake. The pictures show three pieces of cake stacked on each other.