Lemon Cake Recipe

Slow Cooker Lemon Dessert Cake

Enjoy this tangy, warm lemon dessert right from the slow cooker. Garnish it with raspberries and whipped cream.

15 min. prep time
6 servings
151 Rating



2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice


Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired
Fresh raspberries, if desired
Fresh mint leaves, if desired


Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar and baking powder in bowl; mix well.

Combine 1/2 cup butter, half & half, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, lemon zest and egg in bowl; beat with whisk until well mixed. Add flour mixture; mix well. Spread into 3- to 4-quart slow cooker.

Combine all topping ingredients in bowl; pour over cake batter. Cover; cook on High heat setting 1 1/2-2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs.

Spoon cake and sauce into serving dishes. Garnish with whipped cream, raspberries and mint, if desired. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 490

Fat: 23g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 350mg

Carbohydrates: 68g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #16114©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I loved the lemon flavor and I liked that it is so easy to prepare.
what size Slow Cooker? Could I use a large cooker and double the recipe?
Test Kitchen Comment


Hi Karen, This recipe was tested in a 3-4 quart slow cooker. We would not recommend doubling the recipe, as it may not cook as evenly.
Posted April 11, 2014
recipe says to spread in "prepared" slow cooker. what needs to be done to prepare the slow cooker?
Test Kitchen Comment


The recipe references inserting a foil liner inside the slow cooker made from a sheet of aluminum foil. This helps to prevent excessive browning of the dessert cake.
Posted January 09, 2014

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