Apple Dump Cake

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This Apple dump cake is out of this world! Packed with flavor, warm apples and a cinnamon sugar topping. This dessert will fill your house with the smell of the season. 

I love fall food and this dump cake is no exception! The smell of apples and cinnamon really makes you think of fall. More of my favorite fall recipes include: Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups, Pumpkin Bars and Apple Nut Blondies

Apple Dump Cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Ingredients needed

  1. Apple Pie FillingYou can use a can of apple pie filling or make your own easy homemade apple pie filling.
  2. Butter Pecan Cake Mix– I love the spices and flavor in this cake mix. You could substitute with a different cake mix like Spice Cake Mix or Yellow Cake Mix.
  3. Butter  – Unsalted, sweet cream butter. 
  4. Cinnamon and Sugar– This adds an extra cinnamon punch to this cake. You could even add a pinch of apple pie spice.

How to make easy apple dump cake

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Dump cakes are so easy to make! All you need is a fruit filling, butter and cake mix. They are similar to a cobbler and much easier to assemble than a pie. You can use this same easy recipe and substitute peach pie filling, cherry pie filling, etc. 

  • Filling: Start by spreading 2 cans of apple pie filling in the bottom of a casserole dish. Make sure to evenly distribute the filling.
  • Topping: Next, sprinkle cake mix over the apples and then top with slices of unsalted butter.

Pour Apple Pie Filling in baking dish, topped with cake mix and then butter

  • The last step is to sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar over the cake. Feel free to leave this step out but I like the extra cinnamon flavor it adds to the cake. 

Cake batter with pats of butter on top in casserole dish.

  • Bake: Bake the dump cake at 350 degrees for approximately 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. 

Baked apple pie dump cake in a casserole dish.

Recipe tips

  • Make sure to preheat the oven before you bake.
  • Toppings: Try this dessert with a scoop of vanilla or butter pecan ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, drizzle of caramel syrup and chopped nuts. 
  • I would recommend serving this just after it’s finished baking. 

How to store

Store: Let everything completely cool and then cover the baking dish with foil or place in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Can you make crockpot apple dump cake?

Yes! Spray the bottom of crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Pour in apple filling and then top with cake mix and butter. Place on the cover and cook on high for 2 hours. This is great for a party.

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Plate with apple cobbler and ice cream.
5 from 5 votes

Apple Dump Cake

By Heather
Easy Apple Dump Cake with cinnamon and sugar
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 2 21 oz cans apple pie filling
  • 1 box butter pecan cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray 9 x 11 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Spread apple pie filling in the baking dish.
  • Top with cake mix.
  • Top with sliced butter, covering the whole cake.
  • In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle over top of cake.
  • Bake at for approximately 45-50 minutes. Serve warm.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. I love that buttery crispy crust on the top and then getting some of the apple syrup in that first warm bite…