Caramel Apple Dump Cake

5 minutes prep is all you need to make this delicious Caramel Apple Dump Cake. This 5 ingredient layered dessert with apple pie filling has all the flavors of fall.

Dump cakes are one of the easiest desserts to make. Peach and pumpkin dump cakes are common, but apple pie filling works for this layered dessert as well.

This Caramel Apple Dump Cake has all of the flavors of fall that you love…in one 9×13″ cake pan. Your friends and family will love this!

ice cream and caramel over apple dump cake

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Only 5 ingredients. Keep them on hand for a quick, throw-together dessert.
  • That famous caramel apple flavor in a delicious cake dessert.
  • Only takes about 5 minutes to layer the dessert.
  • Delicious served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

What is a dump cake?

Dump cake is a layered dessert that uses a dry box cake mix. It has fruit or canned pie filling on the bottom, then is topped with a dry cake mix and drizzled with butter and sprinkled with pecans. It’s popular because it is so quick to put together. It’s called a cake, but is more like a fruit cobbler or a crisp.

How to Make Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Preheat the oven to 375º Fahrenheit and spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray (or grease it with butter).

  • Spread the apple pie filling evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. I like to use Comstock More Fruit Apple Pie Filling.
  • Heat the caramel dip for 30 seconds in the microwave. Use a knife to mix the caramel. Heat for another 20-30 seconds or until the caramel is softened. It just needs to be soft enough to dollop over the apples.
  • Dollop spoonfuls of caramel dip evenly over the apples.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the caramel and apples.
  • Drizzly the melted butter evenly over the dry cake mix
  • Sprinkle the pecans on top.
  • Bake in oven for 45-55 minutes or until you see bubbling on the sides of the cake.

How do you know when dump cake is done? There are no eggs or raw ingredients in this cake recipe that need to be cooked a long time, so you’re simply waiting for the cake to get bubbly on the edges and browned on top. This will let you know that it is warmed through.

easy apple cake with ice cream

Can dump cake be made in advance?

You can make this cake the day before, however it is best if you serve soon after baking. The top of the cake will have a slight crunch to it. If you save it, that topping will soften.

Whenever you serve it, serve it warm, even if that means reheating it the next day.

Storage Instructions

Store this cake in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

spoonful of apple dump cake
spoonful of apple dump cake

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

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5 minutes prep is all you need to make this delicious Caramel Apple Dump Cake. This layered dessert with apple pie filling has all the flavors of fall.
Servings 15
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the cake:

  • 42 ounces apple pie filling*
  • 16 ounces caramel apple dip (Marzetti brand works well)
  • 1 box yellow cake mix 15.25 ounces
  • 1 cup salted butter melted (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

For serving:

  • vanilla ice cream
  • caramel

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375º Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread the apple pie filling evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Heat the caramel dip for 30 seconds in the microwave. Use a knife to mix the caramel. Heat for another 20-30 seconds or until the caramel is softened. It just needs to be soft enough to dollop over the apples.
  • Dollop spoonfuls of caramel dip evenly over the apples.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the caramel and apples.
  • Drizzly the melted butter evenly over the dry cake mix
  • Sprinkle the pecans on top.
  • Bake in oven for 45-55 minutes or until you see bubbling on the sides of the cake.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel on top.

Notes

*I used 2 21-ounce cans of Comstock More Fruit Apple Pie Filling.
The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 360
Keyword apple dessert, easy apple cake, easy cake recipe

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