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Apple Dump Cake

This Apple Dump Cake is made using three simple ingredients. It is sweet, moist, and loaded with flavor. The perfect apple dessert to make and share with your family and friends.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dump cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 325kcal


  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) apple pie filling
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup butter, thinly sliced


  • Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. and grab a 9x13-inch rectangle or 11x11-inch square baking dish. Pour two 21 ounce cans of apple pie filling into the bottom of the dish and spread evenly.
  • Top with the entire box of yellow cake mix and evenly spread it on top of the apple pie filling.
  • Top with thin ½ cup slices of butter and spread out evenly on top of the yellow cake mix. 
  • Place into the oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the top has lightly browned and the apple filling is warm and bubbly. Carefully remove the 3 ingredient apple dump cake from the oven and serve warm. Enjoy!
  • Cover and place any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • Try not to mix the butter into the cake mix, just place it on top as evenly as you can. It does not have to be perfect. 
  • Be sure to spread the butter as evenly as you can so that it bakes well into the cake mix. If you prefer to melt the butter and pour it on top, you may do that as well.
  • You may substitute the yellow cake mix for another mix. Try butter golden or spice cake!
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg