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This Apple Dump Cake recipe is an easy and irresistible dessert with just four ingredients: apple pie filling, cake mix, pecans, and butter!
To make this recipe it will cost about $6.19. It makes eight servings which works out to be just $0.77 per serving.
Looking for more apple recipes? I recommend this Semi-Homemade Dutch Apple Pie, this Old Fashioned Apple Crisp, and these Copycat Disney Apple Pie Caramel Apples.
Early Fall, I crave apple desserts—any kind! This Apple Pie Filling Dump Cake has got to be the easiest apple dessert recipe on my site! My kids love helping me make it, and it’s one of those recipes that build their kitchen confidence!
With just four ingredients and five minutes of prep time, you can enjoy this simple dessert anytime you want. Do not let the name dissuade you! This Dump Cake is sweet, savory, and cozy with very little effort. Dump the ingredients into the baking dish and bake it. Easy and delicious!
Ingredients and Cost
Per Serving Cost: $0.77
Recipe Cost: $6.19
- (2) 21 ounce cans apple pie filling – $3.28
- 16.25 ounce box white cake mix – $1.00
- 12 Tablespoons salted butter – $1.20
- ¼ cup pecans – $0.71
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- First, pour the pie filling into a 9 x 13-inch pyrex pan and smooth it into an even layer.
- Then, sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the pie filling.
- Next, space out the butter pieces evenly over the cake mix.
- Finally, sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top. Bake until golden brown and the sides are bubbling, about 35-40 minutes.
- This recipe will work with any pie filling, even pumpkin pie filling!
- One variation my family loves is cherry pie filling and chocolate cake mix. instead of white cake mix.
Serving and Storage Tips
SERVE: This dump cake is best served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
STORE: Leftovers and be covered with foil and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
FREEZE: Once cooled, transfer the cake to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 2-3 months. Thaw the dump cake in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
RE-HEAT: Re-heat individual servings in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Or you can reheat the entire apple dump cake by placing it in a 325 degree F oven until heated through, about 15-20 minutes.
A dump cake is one of the simplest desserts you can make. They’re made with a base of canned pie filling, a layer of dry cake mix, and pads of butter on top. There is no stirring involved with dump cakes, and true to their name, you just dump the ingredients into the pan, and that’s it!
Both use similar ingredients. However, the main difference is that a cobbler is typically made with a pie crust topping or biscuit while a dump cake is made with a cake mix. Both have a layer of fruit filling.
You can store the Dump Cake in an airtight container on the counter for up to two days. However, it will stay fresh for another day if stored in the fridge.
Cook’s Tools and Ingredients:
- covered 9×13 pan
- serving spoon (I love this set, and it’s such a great value.)
- apple pie filling
- white cake mix
- chopped pecans
More Apple Desserts
- Apple Crisp
- Caramel Apples
- Dutch Apple Pie
- Apple Muffins with Crunchy Brown Sugar Topping
- Fried Apples
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
- Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip
- Caramel Apple Cupcakes
- Apple Pie Danish Biscuits
- Deep Dish Apple Pie
Apple Pie Filling Dump Cake
- 2 21 ounce cans apple pie filling
- 1 16.25 ounce box white cake mix
- 12 Tablespoons salted butter, cut into 12 pieces
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- vanilla ice cream
- Move oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Pour the pie filling into a 9 x 13-inch pyrex pan and smooth into an even layer.
- Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the pie filling.
- Space out the butter pieces evenly over the cake mix.
- Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top. Bake until golden brown and the sides are bubbling, about 35-40 minutes.
- Let the cake cool for 10 minutes, and then serve with vanilla ice cream (optional).
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Jane Saunders says
This looks nice and simple. I think a few speedy recipes are great to have on standby for when a sugar craving hits.
Renee Goerger says
Talk about a deliciously easy dessert recipe. I’ve made the pumpkin dump cake before, and it’s always a hit. I can’t wait to make the apple dump cake as I’m sure it will be equally popular!
Yay, I hope you love it!
I love apple desserts! This cake looks sooo homey and comforting ♥
Thank you! 🙂
Sara | Belly Rumbles says
I have never heard of a dump cake before, what a fun name. Your apple version looks delicious and super easy to make with items straight from the pantry.
Yep, and this all makes it a great option for a dessert in a pinch!
Jacqueline Debono says
What a super simple dessert. Love the name. Hadn’t heard of a dump cake before! Great idea!
Isn’t the name fun?! 🙂
Claudia Lamascolo says
i have made every single dump cake but not apple! omg this is my favorite and I cant beleive I never thought of it! thanks!
Aren’t dump cakes great? So glad you found this recipe!
Marisa Moore says
Gotta love a dump cake. Love that you made this one seasonally appropriate!
Thank you! 🙂
I love this yummy apple dump cake!
Dump cakes are so easy
to bake !! My hubby’s
favorite dessert to eat
with vanilla ice cream
Yummy ! Do you know how to bake a Flan cake
or have a recipe
to share ?
So glad you and your hubby liked the cake!
Unfortunately, I do not have a flan cake recipe, sorry.
I love apple dump cake. My friend turned me on to it as I had never heard of it before. I have added a little bit more to it. I get the Carmel Apple Pie filling, I add ground cinnamon, and Carmel syrup with sea salt. It makes my mouth water.
Sheila B says
I’ve made this many times and always a hit. Just wish I knew how to keep it warm when I take it someone’s house.
So glad it’s a hit at your house!
I make it all the time but you need to re calculate the price. You only added price for one can of apple pie filling, it takes two cans. I have some that like apple and some that like cherry. So I buy one can of apple and one can of cherry pie filling. Put one can on each end. Works great.love dump cakes. ❤️Alice
One of the best apple dump cakes that I’ve seen – yum!
This was so easy to make and delicious! Thank you!
Jessica Formicola says
I love how easy this cake is to make! My daughters helped me in the kitchen last time we made it!
Heather Perine says
This dessert is so wonderfully easy! Perfect dessert for Fall weekends 🙂
Normally I’d make a cake from scratch, But gotta say this recipe is super easy! Definitely great to have a quick option sometimes. Thanks!
How would using spice cake mix or yellows cake mix taste?
Either would work and would taste delicious. I just prefer white cake mix because it doesn’t overpower the apples.
Leigh Ann says
I used vanilla cake mix and it was fantastic!
Can this be cut in half snd made in an 8 by 8 or 9. Y 11 pan?