This easy apple dump cake is a cobbler-like cake, and it takes just a few minutes to prepare with a cake mix and pie filling. Only four ingredients make a cake you can make for any occasion. It's a fantastic cake to make when you're craving a sweet dessert or treat.
For serving, cover this easy dump cake with foil and pop it in the oven. The cake is wonderful warm and it's awesome with a scoop of ice cream. Or serve it cold or at room temperature with whipped topping or lightly sweetened whipped cream.
See the tips and variations for some add-ins, substitutions, and an easy caramel sauce.
- 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
- 1 box (approximately 18 ounces) spice cake mix
- 1 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- Gather the ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4).
- Grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan.
- Spread the pie filling evenly over the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
- Sprinkle dry cake mix over the apple filling.
- Drizzle the melted butter evenly over cake mix layer and then top with the chopped nuts.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
- Store leftover cake in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.
- The cake freezes well, too. Slice it into squares and freeze individual squares or a whole cake on a baking sheet. When it's frozen, wrap it in foil or plastic wrap and then put it in a food storage bag. Freeze for up to 4 months. To reheat, thaw the cake at room temperature for about an hour and reheat in a preheated 350 F (180 C/Gas 4) oven for about 25 to 35 minutes, or until it's warm.
Tips and Variations
Double the pie filling for a fruitier cobbler-like cake.
For spiced peach dump cake, make it with peach pie filling instead of apple.
Omit the pecans or use chopped walnuts instead.
Easy Caramel Sauce In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine 1 cup of packed light brown sugar with 1/2 cup of evaporated milk or half-and-half, 4 tablespoons of butter, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 6 minutes. Add the vanilla and cook for 1 or 2 minutes longer. Remove the sauce from the heat and set aside to cool slightly. Pour the sauce into a clean jar and refrigerate. It will thicken more as it cools. Drizzle over the apple cake or use it on bread pudding or ice cream.
You Might Also Like