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Copycat Olive Garden Lemon Crumb Cake

Light, fluffy and delicious this Lemon Crumb Cake is a white cake filled and frosted with a creamy lemon frosting and covered in powdered sugar crumbs.
Prep Time3 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time3 hrs 53 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 285kcal



  • 1 box white cake mix and ingredients called for on package


  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • 1/2 cup all-purpse flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter cold and sliced into 8 pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • In bowl prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  • Grease 2 9" round cake pans and add your cake batter.
  • Cook for time stated on back fo 9" pans.
  • Meanwhile to make the filling/frosting, in bowl beat your cream cheese until creamy, add in your powdered sugar 1 cup at a time then add your lemon juice and beat until blended.
  • In separate bowl beat your heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form and gently fold into the cream cheese mixture, refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Remove cakes from oven and set aside to cool completely.
  • Once completely place one of your cake layers on a cake stand or turntable and spread with 1/3-1/2 of your filling/frosting mixture.
  • Top with other cake round and then frost top and sides with remaining frosting.
  • Place in your refrigerator for about 1 1/2-2 hours.
  • To make crumb topping, in bowl add your flour, powdered sugar and vanilla and stir until blended.
  • Add in your butter and with pastry cutter or hands, crumble mixture until crumbs form.
  • Take cake out of refrigerator and sprinkle top with crumbs and press up the sides, place back in refrigerator and allow to chill another 1 1/2 hours before serving.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 0.8mg