Easy Apple Dump Cake

By: Barbara Becker for FaveSouthernRecipes.com
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Easy Apple Dump Cake
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Dump cakes are the ultimate icons of relaxed and messy baking these days, and this Easy Apple Dump Cake is no different from the rest. As an homage to everyone who loves cinnamony apple pie goodness, this simple cake recipe from scratch features two cans of apple pie filling, cinnamon chips, ground cinnamon, pecans, spice cake mix, and, of course, melted butter. You can tell just from the list of ingredients just how yummy and spicy-sweet this quick dessert is going to taste and smell. You'll want to make this simple dessert again and again just to keep that delicious aroma in the air. If this is your first time making a dump cake, you may never go back to precisely layered baking again. The joy of baking this messy wonder is that you get to just pour and sprinkle. Nothing has to look pretty or fancy, which is just fine because what this cake lacks in beauty, it makes up for in flavor.

Cooking Time50 min

Cooking MethodOven


  • 2 (21-ounce) cans apple pie filling
  • 1 (16.5-ounce) box spice cake
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Cover the bottom of the pan evenly with pie filling.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine spice cake mix, cinnamon chips, pecans, and ground cinnamon. Sprinkle dry mixture on top of pie filling layer. Drizzle melted butter on top.

  3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown.

  4. Serve warm or cold, topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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