Apple Dump Cake

Apple Dump Cake Recipe

 The Spruce

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
311 Calories
14g Fat
45g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 311
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 154mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This apple dump cake looks like a cake but tastes like an apple pie. You can never eat too many apples in the fall or any time of year for that matter.


  • 3/4 cup unsalted melted butter, more for the pan

  • 5 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 1 cup nuts of choice, lightly toasted

  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 1/4 cups apple cider or juice

  • 18 ounces yellow cake mix

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Apple Dump Cake Recipe
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  2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch pan.

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  3. In the pan, mix apples and nuts with 2 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar.

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  4. Spread evenly in the pan and cover with apple cider.

    Apple Dump Cake Recipe
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  5. Sprinkle dry cake mix over apple mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon.

    Apple Dump Cake Recipe
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  6. Pour melted butter over top.

    Apple Dump Cake Recipe
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  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

    Apple Dump Cake Recipe
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  8. Serve and enjoy!

    Apple Dump Cake Recipe
     The Spruce


  • It doesn't taste quite as good, but to make it easier you may substitute 2 cans of pie filling for apples, water, and sugar. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread in pan and complete as above.

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