Easy 3 ingredient Apple Dump Cake Recipe! All you need is apples, cake mix, and butter! You can easily add-in cinnamon for even more flavor. If you are looking for a really decadent dessert you can top this cake with caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.
3 Ingredient Apple Dump Cake
I am all about simple, easy recipes that taste amazing! Have you seen the 2 ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake? Oh, my goodness delightful and amazing!
This apple dessert recipe is so dang easy and tastes amazing! I was a bit worried when I pulled it out of the oven that it was not done. There are parts of the cake mix that are really flaky and do not look baked. One bite and I was in Apple Dump Cake bliss! Oh my goodness, this is so dang good.
Do you see the missing part at the bottom of the cake pan? Yep, John and I tried it out and ate a bunch of it before I realized I had not taken a picture of it.
It is hard to believe I first shared this recipe back in March 2013! This was the catalyst to me loving dump cake recipes.
So much so that we have now made a ton of Crock Pot Dump Cake Recipes that I know you will love! I just love how easy these dump cake recipes are to make and how great they taste. So perfect for everything from family dinner to a fall party or event.
I made this with fresh apples but you can easily use cans of apple pie filling to make this recipe. Topping this cake with whipped cream is delish! To make it even more decadent swirl caramel sauce over the top and serve with vanilla ice cream.
This delicious recipe is so dang easy to make and always tastes amazing.
You can even add in cinnamon, caramel, or other mix-ins to make a new flavor of Apple Dump Cake!
Ingredients needed for Apple Dump Cake
- Baking Apples
- Yellow dry cake mix or spice cake mix
- Stick of butter
Microwave Silicone cover - I swear by these lid covers to help prevent butter splatters when melting butter in the microwave. I have had way too many butter explosions while baking. These lid covers help keep the butter in the bowl and not on the roof of your microwave.
Heat resistant potholders - A couple of years ago we had a fire scare when we didn't realize we had turned a burner on and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.
How to make an Apple Dump Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Slice apples, I used an Apple Corer to make it easier, spread slices on the bottom of your baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.
Make sure you use a big enough baking dish you can spread the apples and cake mix out. If you use a smaller baking dish the cake mix can get really thick in sections.
Spread melted butter over the top of the cake mix
Bake and Enjoy
Great Apple Recipes
Do you have a bag of apples that you need to get used? I always end up trying to find ways to use fresh apples before they turn. These are some of our favorite apple recipes.
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Apple Dump Cake
- 7 Apples
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 stick Butter melted
- Slice apples, I used an Apple Corer to make it easier, spread slices on the bottom of your baking dish
- Spread yellow cake mix over the top
- Spread melted butter over the top of the cake mix
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes
- 9X13 Pan
- Apple Slicer
Recipe originally shared on March 1, 2013. Updated on March 30, 2020.
3 Ingredient recipe for super easy Apple Dump Cake Recipe! This recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing. Perfect for fall parties and dinners.