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3-Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

3-Ingredient dump cake is a comforting, simple dish that is perfect for any occasion, but especially around the fall.

All you need is some basic ingredients for this tasty, sweet, and easy dessert.

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Apple dump cake on a white plate. There's a scoop of ice cream on the top and a green and red apple in teh background.

Apple cake in dump cake form is moist, bursting with flavors, and, best of all, easy to make.

And what’s not to love? You can have the cake cooked and ready to eat in about an hour. We love easy recipes around here.

Why Dump Cakes?

Dump cakes are gaining a lot of popularity and it’s mainly because they are so easy and delicious. A lot of dump cakes only require one or two ingredients, which makes it budget-friendly and super duper easy.

Plus, they taste amazing. They are perfect for parties and gatherings such as a potluck.

And if you’re like me and your desserts don’t always turn out pretty (but tasty), this one is for you.

Apple dump cake on a white plate. There's a scoop of ice cream on the top and a green and red apple in the background.

Ingredients For Apple Dump Cake

  • Apple pie filling
  • Yellow cake box mix
  • Melted butter

How To Make The Cake

  1. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Spread the apple pie filling along the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the filling.
  4. Pour the melted butter on the dry cake mix and bake for 45-55 minutes or until the cake is bubbly and golden brown on top.
Apple dump cake baked in a baking dish. There is a wooden spoon in the baking dish.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Four pictures of cooking apple dump cake.

This dump cake is honestly one of the easiest desserts out there.

  1. Get your ingredients ready and grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread the apple pie filling on the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Spread the cake mix over the top of the pie filling.
  4. Pour the melted butter over the top of the cake mix.
  5. Bake for about 45 to 55 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

Serve the cake with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or on the side.

Apple dump cake on a white plate. The baking dish is in the background next to a red and green apple.

Create Some Variety With Dump Cakes

One of the best things about dump cake recipes is that you can create some variety. You can switch out the cake mix by using white cake mix, yellow, or even a spice cake mix.

Try a different type of filling, or add some fresh apples to the mix. Peel and slice the apples, cook them up with some sugar, and add them to the dish.

Try some cherries with a chocolate cherry dump cake. The possibilities are endless.

With simple ingredients, it’s easy to switch things up for different occasions.

Apple dump cake baked in a baking dish. There is a wooden spoon in the baking dish.

More Delicious Desserts

  • Pineapple dump cake – this is another fun and delicious cake, and the end result is out of this world.
  • No-bake millionaire pie – this features quite a few ingredients that are refreshing and wonderfully delicious. And there are just a few simple steps to this pie.
  • Cinnamon apple pie – this delicious apple dessert is a treat in the fall. It has all of the warm spices that bring us right into the season.
  • Easy pumpkin pie crunch cake from Join Me In The Kitchen is the perfect dessert for the fall. Everyone will come running when they smell this baking.

3-Ingredient Apple Dump Cake Recipe

This easy apple dump cake recipe is one for the books. It’s such a fun and simple dessert recipe, and you don’t have to spend much on ingredients.

Grab the printable recipe card below so you can save it for potlucks, special occasions, or anytime in between.

Apple dump cake on a white plate next to a red and white gingham towel. There's two scoops of ice cream right on top.

3-Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This is a delicious apple pie dump cake recipe that is easy to make and only requires three ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 - 20 ounce cans of apple pie filling
  • 15 ounce box of yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread the two cans of apple pie filling onto the bottom of the dish.
  3. Sprinkle the box of cake mix over the top of the filling.
  4. Pour the melted butter over the cake mix, trying to cover as much of the cake mix as possible.
  5. Place the cake into the preheated oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Notes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, you can cover it with some plastic wrap if that's all you have. The leftovers are good for three to four days.

Make sure the cake cools to room temperature before storing it in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 2g

Nutrition is approximate.

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