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3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

This delicious 3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake has the most amazing buttery, decadent apple spice flavor ever! Sweet Apple pie filling is topped with a crunchy buttery cake topping. Serve it topped with vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, or whipped cream.

Why I love this recipe

This apple pie filling dump cake is one of the simplest desserts with just 3 ingredients and 6 steps, and it’s ready in 45 minutes. This a perfect dessert that the entire family will enjoy!

3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake topped with ice cream.
3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

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Simple Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

box of spice cake mix

canned apple pie filling

unsalted butter

Optional – powdered sugar, or cinnamon for garnish

Substitutions

You can use a vanilla cake mix, or yellow cake mix instead of a spice cake mix.

You can also use other canned pie-filling flavors.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make 3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and spray a 7×11 casserole dish with non-stick spray.

Step 2 – Spread the apple pie filling on the bottom of the 7 x 11 baking dish.

apple pie filling in a cake pan.

Step 3 – Evenly sprinkle the dry spice cake mix over the top of the apple pie filling.

spice cake mix over apple pie filling in a cake pan.

Step 4 – Slice 1 1/2 sticks of butter into 12 pieces (or more) and place them spread out in an even layer on top of the dry cake mix.

pats of butter and spice cake mix over apple pie filling in a cake pan.

Step 5 – Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top of the cake is golden brown.

Step 6 – Cool on a wire rack, if desired, or serve warm sprinkled with a light dusting of powdered sugar, cinnamon, or ice cream.

3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake topped with ice cream.
3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

Pro Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container. This dump cake needs to be refrigerated once it has been baked and cooled. The fruit in the cake will spoil fast if left on the counter at room temperature. You can refrigerate it for up to 5 days.

Recipe FAQs

Is dump cake supposed to be gooey?

Once set, the fruit filling should be gooey and thick, like a cobbler, but not runny.

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3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake topped with ice cream.
Yield: 12 Servings

3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This delicious 3-ingredient Apple Dump Cake Recipe has the most amazing buttery, decadent apple spice flavor ever! Sweet Apple filling is topped with a crunchy buttery cake topping. Serve it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, or whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 15.2 ounce box of spice cake mix
  • 21 ounce can of apple pie filling
  • 12 Tablespoons of unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • Optional - powdered sugar for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and spray a 7x11 casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Spread the apple pie filling on the bottom of the dish.
  3. Evenly sprinkle the dry spice cake mix over the top of the pie filling.
  4. Slice 1 1/2 sticks of butter into 12 pieces (or more) and place them spread out in an even layer on top of the cake mix.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top of the cake is golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire rack, if desired, or serve warm sprinkled with a light dusting of powdered sugar, cinnamon, or ice cream.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container. This dump cake needs to be refrigerated once it has been baked and cooled. The fruit in the cake will spoil fast if left on the counter. You can refrigerate it for up to 5 days.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 343mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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