Apple Dump Cake

This effortless and simple apple dump cake is a decadent and easy dessert you’ll love.

Best Apple Dump Cake Recipe

This easy apple dump cake is a sweet, homemade dessert you’ll love. The taste and texture are amazing… it resembles a recipe baked from scratch even though you’re using a baking hack by adding a box of cake mix.

Want more delectable dessert recipes? Try this crockpot apple cobbler. Pineapple upside down cake is another favorite. We also love chocolate pudding cake — it’s straight from my Southern Nannie’s classic recipe box! This old fashioned oatmeal cake comes from her recipe stash as well.

apple dump cake with ice cream

apple dump cake with ice cream

Why is it Called a Dump Cake?

Dump cakes received their name because the ingredients are literally “dumped” into the baking dish. You don’t have to worry about mixing and a bunch of bowls — it’s so easy and effortless!

The thing I love most about dump cakes is that I can throw ingredients in a casserole dish, pop it in the oven and then continue on with other dinner prep or entertaining and not worry about how it is going to turn out. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight or last-minute guests.

If you’re obsessed with how easy dump recipes are, you’ll want to try these 23 Dump Recipes to Save You Time or one of these delicious cakes:

Apple Dump Cake Ingredients you will need:

  • 6 granny smith apples, coarsely chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch one salt
  • 1 pkg spice cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted

For this recipe, we are using fresh apples. I know some variations call for apple pie filling. I think fresh fruit really help this apple dump cake shine.

Plus, it’s a great option if you’re trying to figure out what to make if you have too many apples on hand!

You could also top with coconut or with almonds if you’d like it a little more crunchy.

steps showing how to make an apple dump cake

steps showing how to make an apple dump cake

How to Make an Apple Dump Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Some recipes call for an 8×8 dish, but I feel like that is definitely too small.

In a large bowl mix the apples, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt then pour the apple mixture into the baking dish. It’s hard to resist sneaking a bite of the apple mixture while you’re making it, it’s so crunchy and delish!

Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the apples.

Finally, pour melted butter evenly over the cake mix. Do not stir. It’s really important to not stir — it’s what helps create this simple, amazing texture. All the layers will combine perfectly while baking to create this decadent sweet treat.

How Long to Bake

Bake for 50 minutes, until golden brown.

What to Serve with Apple Dump Cake

I think this apple dump cake is best when served bubbly and warm straight from the oven. I would suggest topping with a big scoop of cold vanilla ice cream and caramel or whipped cream. You could put a dash of cinnamon top before serving as well.

Apple Dump Cake

Apple Dump Cake

I think you’ll fall in love with this delicious apple dump cake. Warm and delicious, it’s a winner for sure!

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Best Apple Dump Cake Recipe
  • 6 granny smith apples coarsely chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch one salt
  • 1 pkg spice cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray

  • In a large bowl mix apples, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

  • Pour apple mixture into the baking dish.

  • Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the apples.

  • Pour melted butter evenly over the cake mix. Do not stir.

  • Bake 50 minutes, until golden brown.

Calories: 400kcal

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