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Crazy Easy Apple Dump Cake

This dessert couldn’t get any easier, with only 5 ingredients this apple dump cake will have everyone asking you how you did it. Plus putting this apple dump cake together took me less than 10 minutes. I am going to be sure to keep these ingredients in my pantry in case I need to make something quick for a party or guests!

Sweet Cinnamon Apple Dump Cake With A Crunchy Pecan Topping

So you may or may not be asking yourself, what is a dump cake? A dump cake is where you take either fresh fruits or pie filling then dump a bag of store-bought cake mix on top, hence the dump cake part. It is a super easy recipe that takes a plain ol’ box cake and makes it into something different, a little more unique, a little tastier.

Apple Dump Cake

5 Ingredients, Super Easy

I love when you can toss together something amazing with minimal ingredients. This recipe will look as if you spent hours in the kitchen baking away when really it takes 10 minutes to put this apple dump cake together and toss it in the oven.

So here are those super easy 5 ingredients I used for this dump cake.

Canned Apple Pie Filling

I picked up a can of apple pie filling at my local grocery store for $1.99, you want to make sure you get the larger can, 21 oz. or so so you can get more of the gooey apple filling.

Yellow Box Cake Mix

Once again at my local grocery store, I grabbed a box of plain yellow cake mix, you could also use butter cake mix as well for this recipe both would work perfectly!

Apple Sauce

I used some cinnamon apple sauce that I had in my fridge to add a little more moisture to the apple pie filling that way our cake topping will cook up nice and fluffy. You could also make your own apple sauce using one of my other recipes which you can find here.

Butter

That’s right, what’s a dessert recipe without butter? It gives this such a rich amazing flavor that will go perfect with a coffee or tea.

Pecans

Last but not least is pecans. I added some chopped pecans to the top of my apple dump cake before baking, it adds a nice change in texture to the cake and has such a nutty delicious crunch. Now, you could always leave off the pecans for those who do not care for them or have a nut allergy.

How To Make Apple Dump Cake – Step By Step

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Butter a 9×7 baking dish so that your dump cake will come out nice and clean. I love this pyrex dish that I purchased a while back because it came with a lid, all of my dump cakes go in here because it’s so perfect to just toss in the fridge for a scoop later! Here is the one I have been using.
  • Add in your apple pie mix and applesauce and give it a quick mix.
Apple Pie mixture and apple sauce
  • Once you have your apple pie and apple sauce mixture in an even layer on the bottom of your baking dish it is time to add the box cake mix.
  • Now you don’t prepare the cake mix at all all you do is open the bag and dump the dry mix on top.
  • After you have the dry mix on top in an even layer pour your melted butter right on top.
Melted butter over top of dry cake mix.
  • Using a butter knife swirl around the top of your apple dump cake to make sure some of the gooey warm butter makes its way all around the dish.
  • MAKE SURE not to over-mix you don’t want to over mix this or you won’t get that crispy topping that we are looking for that is oh so yummy.
Slightly swirl around the butter into the cake mixture.
  • The only thing left to do is add your pecans to the top! I just had some pecan halfs in my pantry and gave them a quick crush to make them into smaller peices but you could always just purchase chopped pecans to make it easier.
  • Once you have your pecan topping toss you cake into the oven for about 45-55 minutes untill your topping is golden and the filling is bubbly hot.
Apple dump cake before baking.
Apple Dump Cake Before Baking
  • Make sure to serve this dessert warm, its also great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or caramel topping!
Apple Dump cake with a piece missing.
Crazy Easy Apple Dump Cake

Crazy Easy Apple Dump Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Super easy 5 ingredient dessert is filled with gooey cinnamon apples and buttery soft cake topped with toasted pecans.

Ingredients

  • 1 21 oz. Can of Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Cinnamon Apple Sauce
  • 1 Stick of Butter (Melted)
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Butter your 9x7 baking dish.
  3. In your buttered baking dish add in the entire can of apple pie filling and 1/2 a cup of cinnamon apple sauce.
  4. Give the mixture a quick mix to make sure everything is combined.
  5. Next, top your filling mixture with the dry box cake mix, remember, you do not need to prepare the cake mixture, just dump the bag of the dry mixture on top in an even layer.
  6. Take 1 stick of butter and melt it. Pour the butter over the cake mixture.
  7. Using a butter knife gently swirl the butter into the cake mixture, be sure to not over mix, we just want to get some of the gooey butter mixed into some of the cake mix.
  8. Grab 1/3 of a cup of chopped pecans and spread them evenly on top of your dump cake.
  9. Bake on the middle rack of your oven for 45-55 minutes until the topping has browned and the pie filling is nice and bubbly.
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

Store this apple dump cake in your fridge for up to 5 days. Make sure it is tightly covered or in an air-tight container for maximum freshness.

Crazy Easy Apple Dump Cake

Crazy Easy Apple Dump Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Super easy 5 ingredient dessert is filled with gooey cinnamon apples and buttery soft cake topped with toasted pecans.

Ingredients

  • 1 21 oz. Can of Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Cinnamon Apple Sauce
  • 1 Stick of Butter (Melted)
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Butter your 9x7 baking dish.
  3. In your buttered baking dish add in the entire can of apple pie filling and 1/2 a cup of cinnamon apple sauce.
  4. Give the mixture a quick mix to make sure everything is combined.
  5. Next, top your filling mixture with the dry box cake mix, remember, you do not need to prepare the cake mixture, just dump the bag of the dry mixture on top in an even layer.
  6. Take 1 stick of butter and melt it. Pour the butter over the cake mixture.
  7. Using a butter knife gently swirl the butter into the cake mixture, be sure to not over mix, we just want to get some of the gooey butter mixed into some of the cake mix.
  8. Grab 1/3 of a cup of chopped pecans and spread them evenly on top of your dump cake.
  9. Bake on the middle rack of your oven for 45-55 minutes until the topping has browned and the pie filling is nice and bubbly.
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

Store this apple dump cake in your fridge for up to 5 days. Make sure it is tightly covered or in an air-tight container for maximum freshness.

Apple Dump Cake Pinterest Pin

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