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Apple Dump Cake Recipe

Apple Dump Cake is a delicious warm dessert that is as easy as stir, dump and bake. Apples are cooked to perfection with butter, sugar and spices, and then topped with cake mix and caramel sauce. 

Apple Dump Cake Recipe

To make this recipe even easier, you could use a can of apple pie filling instead of boiling your own apples. 

If you love Fall desserts, try my Skillet Peach Cobbler, Apple Crisp in a Jar, Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Caramel Apple Galette

Apple Dump Cake Recipe

Apple Dump Cake Ingredients

To make this easy dump cake recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe below for detailed amounts and instructions):

  • Apples: the best apples to use for baking are Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, McIntosh or Granny Smith
  • Spices: all spice and cinnamon
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Caramel sauce
  • Yellow box cake mix

How to make apple cake

How to Make Apple Dump Cake

This apple cake is so easy – all you have to is make an apple mixture and then dump cake mix on top! 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the apple mixture. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add water, 2 tablespoons butter, sugar, and spices. Bring to a small boil. Add apples. Stir until a small boil again, about 4 minutes. Add cornstarch to thicken, stirring occasionally for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Assemble cake in baking dish. Pour apple pie mixture into the bottom of a prepared 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the caramel sauce, and then cover with the cake mix. Cover with melted butter.
  4. Bake the cake. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the top has started to slightly brown.

Apple Dump Cake with ice cream

How to Serve Apple Dump Cake

Just like apple cobbler and apple pie, this apple dessert is also best served warm with vanilla ice cream. My favorite is vanilla bean ice cream – I think it has just a little more flavor. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and caramel sauce. You can also add whipped cream.

Bowl of apple cake and ice cream

Apple Dump Cake

Apple Dump Cake

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Apple Dump Cake is a delicious warm dessert that is as easy as stir, dump and bake. Apples are cooked to perfection with butter, sugar and spices, and then topped with cake mix and caramel sauce. 

Ingredients

For the Apple Pie Filling:

  • 4 apples, peeled and cut
  • ½ teaspoon all spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup caramel sauce

For the Cake Mix:

  • 1 yellow box cake mix
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add water, 2 tablespoons butter, sugar, and spices. Bring to a small boil. Add apples. Stir until a small boil again, about 4 minutes. Add cornstarch to thicken, stirring occasionally for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour apple pie mixture into the bottom of a prepared 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the caramel sauce, and then cover with the cake mix. Cover with melted butter.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the top has started to slightly brown.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 549mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 3gSugar: 51gProtein: 3g

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