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This apple spice dump cake is easy to throw together and creates a warm cinnamon coffee cake like dessert in no time at all. An easy Fall treat you’ll love.

Apple Spice Dump Cake

This apple spice cake dump cake is our latest creation! I guess you could call it a cross between an apple pie filling dump cake and a sort of coffee cake dump cake, it came out so good! We are all about easy dump cake recipes here on The Typical Mom (originally published 9/18, affiliate links present)

Caramel Apple Spice Dump Cake

  • Filled with cinnamon and apples it is the perfect Fall dessert…..or year round really, let’s be honest.

I love dump cake recipes because they only require 3-5 ingredients which I can usually keep in my cupboards so if company shows up unexpectedly I have it all on hand to throw together.

This happened just the other day and I luckily had all the ingredients to make this easy pumpkin pudding cake recipe on hand….everyone loved that one!

apple dump cake

Apple spice dump cake

  1. Casserole dish – 9×13″ size
    1. Cooking spray to make it non stick
  2. Apple pie filling –  make your own homemade pressure cooker apple pie filling or we’ve used this one
    1. Fresh apples aren’t recommended for this cake
  3. Dry cake mix
    1. This is the box of cinnamon swirl I bought and would recommend. It comes complete with a brown sugar topping mix you’ll want too.
    2. Yellow cake mix won’t taste the same at all
    3. Spice cake mix is great in our pumpkin pudding cake. If that’s all you have I’d make this version of dump cake.
  4. Melted butter
  5. 1/2 cup nuts is great – I used walnuts but candied pecans would be good too
  6. Ice cream, whipped topping or whipped cream is great on top

You could omit the extras at the end and just make it a 3 ingredient dump cake too.

easy apple dump cake

3 Ingredient Apple Spice Dump Cake

  • There is NO need for a mixing bowl when making this type of dessert. You just sprinkle, layer and bake.

You can see how it is somewhat layered inside of your 13×9 pan. I used a glass one but you could spray an aluminum baking pan too if that is all you had.

As with any dump cake there isn’t a lot of mixing, it just bakes all together in the oven.

There is usually just a little powder left on top from the muffin mix. Don’t worry too much about that. Once it is served up it’s not a big deal.

Apple Spice Dump Cake 2

Dump Cake with Apple Pie Filling

Just layer as directed and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until it is somewhat firm in the middle. Served up immediately this apple spice dump cake is wonderful. Add just a bit of vanilla ice cream on top too for the perfect dessert.

  • It is quite sweet though so a small piece is all you need. Made as directed, it’s plenty for 8-12 people easily. Bring it to a potluck or for a holiday get together and it will be a hit.

Apple cinnamon dump cake

It’s rather cheap to feed a bunch of people too which is usually important when you’re on a budget. After you try this here are a few more desserts you will enjoy:

  • Cinnamon roll breakfast casserole
  • You can make something similar in a slow cooker with this Crockpot apple dump cake recipe
  • Blueberry pie filling dump cake cupcakes
  • Instant Pot dump cake and our applesauce spice cake is great
  • Pumpkin pie dump cake is amazing
Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

Do you refrigerate dump cakes?

A dump cake can be served hot or cold, with or without whipped or ice cream. Most people prefer their dump cake to be served warm with some sort of topping.

There is a slight appeal to a refrigerated texture though. It’s all about preference really. A leftover dump cake can definitely be stored for a couple of days in the refrigerator.

I wouldn’t leave it out if there is some left. Just transfer it to an air tight container or put foil right over your pan to store.

How do you reheat dump cake?

If you have smaller portions, I would microwave it on a plate. If you have an entire peach dump cake for example, then heat it in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until warm.

Again, serve it with whipped cream or ice cream and it’s like new again! Let us know what you think and if you added any other goodies inside!

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Apple Spice Dump Cake

This apple spice dump cake is easy to throw together and creates a warm cinnamon coffee cake like dessert in no time at all. An easy Fall treat you’ll love.

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Keyword apple, cake, cinnamon, dessert, dump, spice

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 50 minutes

Total Time 1 hour

Servings 12

Calories 337kcal

Author The Typical Mom

  • 1 box cinnamon swirl cake mix 21 oz., I used Krusteaz
  • 1/2 c butter melted
  • 1 can pie filling apple, 21 oz
  • 1/2-3/4 c walnuts chopped, optional
  • Spray a 13×9 baking pan.

  • Pour apple pie filling on bottom and spread out evenly.

  • Sprinkle cake mix portion of your cinnamon swirl cake mix on top of the apple pie filling and spread out evenly.

  • Melt your butter and pour evenly on top of this cake mix.

  • Then open the brown sugar bag in your cake mix box and sprinkle that on top spreading out evenly.

  • Sprinkle nuts on the top if desired and put into oven preheated to 350 degrees.

  • Bake until golden brown on top and middle is starting to firm up, approx 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Apple Spice Dump Cake

Amount Per Serving (3 oz)

Calories 337
Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Cholesterol 20mg7%

Sodium 373mg16%

Potassium 190mg5%

Carbohydrates 45g15%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 27g30%

Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 250IU5%

Vitamin C 0.9mg1%

Calcium 50mg5%

Iron 2.3mg13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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