This delightful Lemon Pie Coffee Cake is a delightful fusion of a classic coffee cake and tangy lemon pie filling. The moist, tender cake with a hint of lemon is a perfect treat for any time of day. Whether you’re serving it for brunch, as a sweet snack, or as a light dessert, this coffee cake is sure to impress with its bright, citrusy flavor and comforting texture.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This Lemon Pie Coffee Cake is a delightful twist on traditional coffee cake, offering a burst of citrusy flavor and a tender, moist crumb. It’s a versatile treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or as a dessert. The combination of sweet cake and tangy lemon filling makes for a delightful contrast that’s sure to please any crowd.


  • 1 1/4 Cups sugar, divided
  • 3/4 C. vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-15 oz. can of lemon pie filling


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13×9″ or 11 3/4 x 7 1/2″ baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixing bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, oil, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Add eggs; beat until lightly lemon-colored.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Give it a final stir by hand to make sure the flour isn’t stuck at the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Carefully top with the pie filling, smooth to the edges with the back of a large spoon.
  8. Pour the rest of the batter over the top of the pie filling.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup sugar over the top of the cake, then bake for 30-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  10. Cool on a wire rack in the pan. Best served cool.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Kcal: 280 per serving
  • Servings: 12


This Lemon Pie Coffee Cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, it can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Simply cover it with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.

Recipe Tips

For an extra burst of citrus flavor, consider adding a tablespoon of freshly grated lemon zest to the batter. Additionally, if you prefer a more pronounced lemon flavor, you can drizzle a simple lemon glaze over the cooled cake. To make the glaze, combine 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice until smooth, then drizzle it over the cake. Enjoy!

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