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Easy to Make Apple Dump Cake

This Easy Apple Dump Cake is a delicious fall dessert that is perfect for holiday parties, tailgating, and any other occasion. It is made with just a few simple ingredients including: yellow cake mix, spices, old-fashioned oats, apple pie filling, butter and brown sugar. 
Overhead shot of apple dump cake.

This Easy Apple Dump Cake is a delicious fall dessert that is perfect for holiday parties, tailgating, and any other occasion. It is made with just a few simple ingredients including: yellow cake mix, spices, old-fashioned oats, apple pie filling, butter and brown sugar. 

Easy Apple Dump Cake Recipe Pin

There are a lot of reasons why I love fall. Cool weather, jackets, and bonfires are a few of them. Of course, once the weather gets a little chilly, I also enjoy doing a lot of baking! I just love the aroma of a freshly baked apple dessert straight out of the oven.

Favorite Apple Desserts:  Delicious Caramel Apple Cupcakes | Apple Pie PancakesCaramel Apple Bars 

 

When life is busy, which it often is, I prefer easy recipes like this Apple Dump Cake. Just as the name implies, it’s as simple as blending a a few ingredients together, then dumping them in a baking dish and popping it in the oven. This Apple Dump Cake is a favorite as well as my Blueberry Strawberry Dump Cake when I am in a hurry to whip up a delicious dessert.

Easy Apple Dump Cake

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WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE APPLE DUMP CAKE?

Besides how amazing it tastes, you are going to love how easy this Apple Dump Cake is to make. There are just 8 ingredients needed to make this simple cake recipe.

  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Melted Butter
  • Old-Fashioned Oats
  • Brown Sugar

Kitchen Items Needed:

  • Baking Dish
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Whisk
  • Mixing Bowl

Easy Apple Dump Cake in a white bowl with caramel drizzled on top.

HOW DO I MAKE THIS APPLE DUMP CAKE?

This Apple Dump Cake is so simple to make! There are just 4 steps to preparing this family favorite fall dessert!

STEP 1: PREP THE PAN AND PREPARE THE CAKE MIX

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×11 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Set aside.

Cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in a white bowl.

STEP 2: ADD INGREDIENTS TO THE PAN

Pour both cans of apple pie filling into the baking dish. Sprinkle the cake mix mixture over the top of the apples in an even layer. Spread the melted butter over the cake mix.

STEP 3: PREPARE THE TOPPING

In a small bowl, combine the oats and brown sugar. Sprinkle the oats over the top of the cake mix and butter.

STEP 4: BAKE, COOL, AND DEVOUR!

Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the apples are bubbling. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Apple Dump Cake hot out of the oven.

HOW DO I SERVE THE APPLE DUMP CAKE?

I like to serve it hot out of the oven with ice cream or whipped cream. However, it is enjoyable cold or at room temperature as well. If you need to reheat the dump cake, it can be covered with tin foil and reheated in the oven on low heat until warmed through. Individual servings can be heated up in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.

DO I NEED TO REFRIGERATE DUMP CAKE?

Yes, once you are done baking the cake and let it cool, it can be covered and refrigerated. It should be airtight, and it will last in the refrigerator for up to 4 or 5 days. 

CAN I USE OTHER FRUIT?

Yes, you can swap out the apple pie filling for another kind if you want. Keep in mind the spices may not go with every kind of pie filling. Peach pie filling and cherry pie filling would both be pretty terrific with this recipe. 

Overhead shot of apple dump cake.

CAN I USE DIFFERENT FLAVORED CAKE MIX?

Absolutely! We love the flavor of the yellow cake mix, but there are many other options that would be yummy. White cake mix and French vanilla cake mix are great choices to try out. You can also use a spice cake too. If you do decide to go with a spice cake, I recommend cutting the other spices in half, so the flavor isn’t overwhelming. 

IS IT OKAY TO ADD NUTS?

Yes! Adding nuts is a tasty way to add some crunch. I recommend using chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds or even a combo of all three.  Add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of nuts on top or in the cake mix. 

Apple Crumble Dump Cake in a white bowl.

SO TELL ME…

Have you eaten dump cake before? How often do you make desserts at your house? Are you making this dump cake for an event or just an easy dessert? 

Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!

 

Overhead shot of apple dump cake.

Easy Apple Dump Cake

This Easy Apple Dump Cake is a delicious fall dessert that is perfect for holiday parties, tailgating, and any other occasion. It is made with just a few simple ingredients including: yellow cake mix, spices, old-fashioned oats, apple pie filling, butter and brown sugar. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Dump Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 312kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x11 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Set aside.
  • Pour both cans of apple pie filling into the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix mixture over the top of the apples in an even layer.
  • Spread the melted butter over the cake mix.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oats and brown sugar.
  • Sprinkle the oats over the top of the cake mix and butter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the apples are bubbling.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg
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