Apple Spice Dump Cake

Effortless and delicious apple dessert, not really a cake at all…
Apple Spice Dump Cake

The title of this recipe is sort of misleading, calling it a “dump cake.” True, a few ingredients are literally dumped into a pan and baked, but the end result is not a cake.

It is actually more like an apple crisp. From a cake mix just dumped into a pan.

Seriously, this only takes a couple of minutes to make and throw into the oven. So if you were looking for a good excuse to not have time to make dessert, you won’t have any luck here. So when the Sunday Supper group announced doing a theme on NO LABOR recipes for Labor Day, I instantly knew that this was one of the easiest recipes I know.

And you can change it up with different pie fillings from apple to cherry or peach, what have you. But it is September and I am kind of in the mood for apple, so that’s what I did. Of course, my sprinkle of spices I will only vouch for pairing with apple. Although a little bit of cinnamon will go with most fruits, such as peach, cherry, and blueberry. If you want fine-tuned spices for the other fruits, you will have to be patient and wait for a different post. I don’t want people messing up  and putting the wrong spice mix on the wrong filling and then looking at me cross-eyed. So we will just keep it simple here. You guys like simple right? Simple it is.

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Apple Spice Dump Cake

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Apple Spice Dump Cake

  • 16 ounce package yellow cake mix (weight may vary slightly)
  • 2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Spread the apple pie filling into a 13″ x 9″  baking dish.
  3. Stir spices into cake mix.
  4. Sprinkle half the cake mix over the apples, then drizzle with half the melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle the remainder, drizzling the rest of the butter on top.
  6. Sprinkle walnuts over all.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for one hour.
  8. Serve warm or cooled with ice cream.

From the kitchen of

Apple Spice Dump Cake

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32 responses

  1. I wish I had these ingredients now so I could make it today. It is raining too hard to go to the store but if is on my list for Wednesday when I go shopping…

  2. Sue, my grandma taught me to make Dump Cake. Why I’ve never tried the apple “cobbler” version like this I have NO IDEA! This looks so yummy and I’m picking up a yellow cake mix this week! xo

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