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Easy Caramel Apple Dump Cake Recipe

How to make an ooey gooey caramel apple dump cake with pie filling and pecans. Easy dessert recipe with just 5 simple ingredients. Perfect for the holidays!
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Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Equipment

  • Village Candle Warm Apple Pie 26 oz Glass Jar Scented Candle, Large
  • Krokori Rectangular Bakeware Set Ceramic Baking Pan - 13 x 9 Inches
  • Maison d' Hermine Colmar 100% Cotton 1 Piece Kitchen Apron with an Adjustable Neck & Visible Center Pocket with Long Ties
  • The Apple Cookbook, 3rd Edition: 125 Freshly Picked Recipes
  • Heat-Resistant Baking Spoon & Spatulas - Dishwasher Safe
  • Barnyard Designs Tasty Apples 5 Cents Retro Vintage Tin Bar Sign 11" x 11"

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First pre-heat your oven to 350° F, and give your baking dish a light coat of cooking spray.
  • Dump the pie filling and evenly spread it in the bottom of your baking dish.
  • Next sprinkle the dry cake mix, and spread it evenly all over the top of the apples.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and chopped pecans over the dry cake mix.
  • Slice the butter cold, and place the slices all over the top of the cake.
  • Bake at 350° F for about 1 hour, or until the cake turns a golden brown and the apple pie filling is bubbly all around the edges.

Notes

*Or you can use regular apple pie filling and a teaspoon or so of caramel extract.
CAN I USE FRESH APPLES FOR THIS RECIPE?
Yes, fresh apples are absolutely fine. You can simply make your own apple pie filling with fresh apples before layering it into your dump cake. If you want to use fresh apples, these baked cinnamon apples would make a great pie filling.
CAN I MAKE APPLE CARAMEL DUMP CAKE IN THE SLOW COOKER?
Yes, dump cake can be made in the slow cooker following the same instructions for layering. But it will take longer to cook. Expect the cake to fully cook within 3 or 4 hours on low, or just a couple hours on high. Just be sure to spray the inside of your Crock Pot with cooking spray beforehand, so your cake doesn't stick to the pan.
CAN I MAKE THIS A GLUTEN-FREE APPLE DUMP CAKE?
Yes, you can easily make this recipe with gluten-free cake mix, which can usually be found at any grocery store, natural food store, or on Amazon. Be sure to check all of your ingredients, including the ingredients in your apple pie filling, to ensure that they are truly gluten-free.
DOES APPLE DUMP CAKE NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED?
Although caramel apple dump cake is best served warm from the oven, I would recommend refrigerating any remaining leftovers. And the reason I recommend that is because of the canned fruit pie filling.
CAN YOU FREEZE DUMP CAKE?
Yes, you can freeze this dessert. It should last in the freezer for around 3 months. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 404mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g
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