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Apple Pie Dump Cake Recipe – An Easy, 4 Ingredient Dessert Recipe

This Apple Pie Dump Cake is one of the easiest and most delicious desserts that you will ever make.

It is a twist on our Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake, but instead of using pineapples and cherry pie filling, we use apple pie filling instead.

Besides the taste, the best part is that it takes seconds to prepare. All that is required is that you layer (or dump) the 4 ingredients into a baking dish and put it in the oven.

And in less than 1 hour, the most amazing dessert is ready to be served. Scoop it into a bowl and then top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and everyone will be begging for more!

apple pie dump cake
Apple pie dump cake tastes very similar to apple crisp, but it is much easier to make! It takes seconds to prepare and requires just 4 ingredients!

Apple Pie Dump Cake Recipe


  • Apple Pie Filling – This recipe calls for 2 standard cans of apple pie filling. They are typically found in the baking aisle at your local grocery store. However, you may also find frozen apple pie filling at small town markets. Although, if you are lucky enough to have apple trees or a local orchard near by, you can make your own Freezer Apple Pie Filling instead!
  • Yellow Cake Mix – Any standard yellow cake mix can be used for this apple dump cake recipe. Therefore, there is no need to purchase a brand name variety. Generic cake mix will work just as well.
  • Unsalted Butter – I always recommend using unsalted butter in recipes. Most dessert recipes don’t need the added salt anyway.
  • Apple Pie Spice or Cinnamon – Although I like the flavor of apple pie spice, most people don’t typically have it in their spice cabinet. Instead, use cinnamon to add a classic flavor to your apple dessert.
frozen apple pie filling
Although you would typically use 2 cans of apple pie filling, I used my homemade apple pie filling that I froze last Fall.


The first step in making Apple Pie Dump cake is to preheat the oven and spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray.

Next, open the cans of the apple pie filling and pour them into the prepared baking pan. Be sure to smooth it out to evenly cover the bottom of the baking dish.

Then slowly sprinkle the dry yellow cake mix over the top of the apple pie filling. Be sure to coat all areas to cover the apples.

Now melt the butter and drizzle it over top the cake mix. Again, try to cover as much surface area as possible with the melted butter.

cake mix and butter
After you add the apples to the baking dish, sprinkle the yellow cake mix and melted butter on top.

Finally, evenly sprinkle the apple pie spice or cinnamon over the top of the mixture.

Now place the baking dish into the preheated oven and bake until the top of the cake is browned and the sides are bubbly. This will take approximately 40-45 minutes.

Once the Apple Pie Dump Cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes to set. When you are ready to serve, scoop out a section of the dump cake in a bowl or shallow dish.

Then top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

*This dessert can be served warm or at room temperature. Store covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

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apple pie dump cake
Once the top is lightly browned and the sides are bubbling up, remove the dump cake from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

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Enjoy! Mary

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Yield: 16 servings

Apple Pie Dump Cake Recipe

apple dump cake

A ridiculously easy dessert recipe that requires only 4 ingredients and no virtually no preparation. Simply dump the ingredients in the baking dish and put it in the oven!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes


  • 2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.

Put apple pie filling into the pan and cover the bottom evenly.

Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top of the apple pie filling and drizzle the melted butter over top the cake mix. Cover the top evenly with apple pie spice.

Add pan to the preheated oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the top of the cake is browned.

Let cool for a few minutes and scoop out the dump cake and serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.


Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

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