Caramel Apple Dump Cake recipe

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

A quick and easy dessert that combines the flavors of caramel, apples, and cake into a warm and comforting treat. Perfect for fall gatherings or any time you crave a sweet and fruity dessert.


  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) apple pie filling
  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup caramel sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  1. Prepare the Baking Dish:
  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  1. Layer the Ingredients:
  • Spread the apple pie filling evenly across the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Drizzle the caramel sauce over the apple pie filling.
  • Sprinkle the ground cinnamon over the caramel and apple mixture.
  1. Add the Cake Mix:
  • Evenly distribute the dry yellow cake mix over the top of the apple and caramel layer. Do not mix.
  1. Add the Butter:
  • Pour the melted butter evenly over the dry cake mix, covering as much of the surface as possible. This will create a buttery, crumbly topping as it bakes.
  1. Optional Topping:
  • Sprinkle the chopped pecans or walnuts over the top for added crunch and flavor.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly around the edges.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the dump cake to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat.

Enjoy your Caramel Apple Dump Cake!

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