Lemon Lush Cake

Welcome to my kitchen, where we explore the world of delightful desserts that not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also elevate your taste experience. Today, I bring you a recipe that seamlessly blends the tangy freshness of lemons with the lusciousness of cream and a buttery crust. Say hello to the Lemon Lush Cake – a zesty delight that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is designed to impress and indulge your senses.

Who is this Recipe For?

This Lemon Lush Cake is for anyone who appreciates the perfect balance of sweet and citrusy flavors. It’s an excellent choice for dessert enthusiasts looking to elevate their baking game. With layers of creaminess and a crunchy crust, this cake is sure to be a hit at family gatherings, potlucks, or just as a treat for yourself. The ease of preparation makes it accessible for beginners, while the sophisticated taste appeals to seasoned bakers.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s gather the essential kitchen equipment:

1. 13×9 baking dish
2. Cooking spray
3. Large mixing bowl
4. Electric mixer (optional but recommended)
5. Measuring cups and spoons
6. Spatula
7. Zester
8. Citrus juicer
9. Whisk

Having these tools on hand will make the baking process smooth and enjoyable.



1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ cup nuts pecans or walnuts, chopped finely
½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened

Cream Cheese Layer:

8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
8 oz container whipped topping, thawed

Pudding Layer

2 3.4oz instant lemon pudding boxes
3 cups cold milk
Top Layer
8 oz container whipped topping, thawed

Garnish options

Zest of lemon
Lemon slices


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray
  • Add crust ingredients to large bowl and combine well.
  • Press into 13×9 baking dish.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown
  • Cool completely
First Layer:
  • Cream together softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in zest, juice and whipped topping until smooth.
  • Spread over crust. Place in refrigerator to chill at least 30 minutes
Second Layer:
  • In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk until smooth and creamy
  • Spread over cream cheese layer
  • Place in refrigerator to chill at least 15 minutes or until pudding is set
Third Layer:
  • Spread remaining whipped topping over pudding layer
  • Optional – add chopped nuts, lemon zest or slices
  • Place in refrigerator until ready to serve at least 1 hour
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator

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