Easy Apple Dump Cake

Apple cake and Apple pie in one! What is there not to love about this easy apple dump cake? Quick and easy, warm deliciousness.
Easy Apple Dump Cake

Easy Apple Dump Cake

Easy Apple Dump Cake

Dump cakes are very easy to make and this easy apple dump cake is no exception. If you like apple pie or apple cake but just can’t be bothered by spending hours prepping and baking, this is the perfect thing for you. This recipe is also perfect if you need to whip up a desert on a time crunch.

Easy Apple Dump Cake

I’ve taken this Apple dump cake to many holiday functions and gatherings and everyone loves it. You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen in order to make something delicious why not make something delicious that you’re proud of in 30 minutes? Why is it, that we are more proud of things that take us longer to make?

All you really need to make this is box cake is a few spices to spice up the box cake. That way it tastes more like spice cake and less plain. For this recipe the spices I’m using are ground allspice, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon. However, you can add any spice which you prefer.

Can I use canned apple pie filling?

Absolutely, you definitely can go with the canned apple pie filling, if you don’t feel like going the extra step of making your own apple pie filling. I’ve made it both ways, and either way it turns out delicious. If you have a little extra time, go for homemade and if not go with the can. Instead.

I just think this is the perfect dessert to go for, during the holidays when you want a holiday inspired dessert that goes with the season without having to do the extra work of doing a pumpkin pie, apple pie, or sweet potato pie. You can go holiday shopping and still have time to make this delicious dump cake.

Easy Apple Dump Cake

Easy Apple Dump Cake

Apple cake and Apple pie in one! What is there not to love? Quick and easy, warm deliciousness.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Ingredients
  • Cake Mix
  • 1 box vanilla box cake store bought
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Filling
  • 4 Gala apples peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 nutmeg
  • 1/2 ground cloves
  • 1/2 ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Other
  • 1/2 cup melted butter dairy free


  • Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix all the cake mix ingredients together and set aside.
  • Add water into a medium size pot along with the remainder of the filling ingredients. Whisk all ingredients well and then turn on heat to medium.
  • Bring filling to a simmer and allow to cook for 4 minutes.
  • Grease the edges of a 8x8 baking dish. Pour in the filling, smooth it out with a spatula.
  • Take half of the cake mix and smooth over the apple filling. The remain half of the cake mix is not needed.
  • Pour the melted butter over top of the cake mix, as evenly as possible. Place cake into the oven for 60 minutes. Cook an additional 5 minutes if you want the topping to be a bit more crisp.
  • Allow cake to cool completely and ENJOY!


Tip: You can substitute butter with a can of lemon lime soda
Keyword apple pie, birthday cake, dump cake, pineapple