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Apple Spice Dump Cake

This Apple Spice Dump Cake is the easiest dessert you will ever make! Betty Crocker spice cake mix, with apple pie filling, butter and pecans!

If you love fall dessert recipes, try my pumpkin dump cake, caramel apple dump cake and this easy no-bake pumpkin pie next!


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What is a Dump Cake?

A dump cake is a quick and easy dessert and exactly as it’s named. By simply dumping the ingredients into a pan, the results are similar to an apple crisp or cobbler. Even though you use a cake mix in a dump cake, you don’t have to mix it up!

Apple pie filling dump cake

Making this apple dump cake with apple pie filling and spice cake mix is a breeze and should not taste as good as it does! I added pecans to the top which really adds a nice texture to this easy apple spice cake recipe.

This apple pie dump cake delicious fall dessert is such a simple way to get those fall vibes going for the start of apple season recipes. Enjoy it on the holiday dessert menu for a quick to make holiday apple spice cake.

We like to serve this warm apple dump cake with vanilla ice cream or whip cream. You can add some cinnamon sprinkled on top of the whip cream it pairs nicely with the apple spice cake.

Why you’ll love this apple pie filling dump cake

  • Quick and easy to make with five minutes of prep time!
  • Crowd-pleasing – this easy fall dessert recipe is perfect for bringing to potlucks and family gatherings during the holidays
  • A sweet treat when you have a craving for a dessert

Ingredients for apple spice dump cake Betty Crocker

You can find these simple ingredients in the local grocery store.

Ingredients for apple dump cake on marble board with text overlay.
  • Spice Cake Mix – we like to use Betty Crocker or you can use any of your favorite brand.
  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Butter
  • Pecans – fresh pecans add a nice crunch to this easy dump cake recipe.

Substitutions for spiced apple dump cake

Change up the nuts – chopped walnuts or chopped almonds are also great choices.

Use a different type of cake mix – you can also use carrot cake mix or yellow cake mix as a substitute.

Can I make an apple spice dump cake with fresh apples?

Yes you can! I’ve used apple pie filling for this dump cake because it’s so simple to make. If you prefer to use fresh apples in apple spice dump cake recipes, you could make my Fresh Apple Dump Cake. It is one of the best dump cake recipes.

Step by Step Instructions for making easy apple spice dump cake recipe

If you want to skip straight to the recipe, you can find a full printable recipe card by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Apple pie filling in white baking dish.

STEP ONE – Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

STEP TWO – Next, spread apple filling in an even layer in the prepared baking pan. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just smooth it out as much as possible.

Cake mix is sprinkled on top of apple pie filling in white baking dish.

STEP THREE – Open the cake mix and sprinkle the dry cake mix over top of the apple mixture.

Melted butter and pecans are added on top of the spice cake mix in white baking dish.

STEP FOUR – Pour the melted butter over the dry cake mix. Lift up the baking dish and carefully tilt it back and forth to spread out the melted butter. Don’t worry if there are a few patches of dry cake mix still showing, these will cook during the baking time.

STEP FIVE – Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

STEP SIX – Bake in 350°F oven for 50 to 55 minutes. The pie filling should be bubbling over at the edges.

STEP SEVEN – Cool for a few minutes, then serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. A drizzle of caramel sauce is also a nice touch if you like things sweet!

Apple piece dump cake on white plate with scoop of vanilla ice cream and fork on the side.

Variations for apple dump cake with spice cake mix

You can make an easy 3 ingredient apple spice dump cake by not using the pecans on top of this recipe.

If you want to, you can to add your favorite warming fall spice to this cake mix dump cake recipe. However you do not have to as the spiced cake mix has a good mix of spices already.

Can you make this apple spice dump cake in crockpot?

Yes you can! Crockpot apple spice dump cake is a simple set and go recipe for a quick and easy apple spice cake dessert.

How to make crockpot apple spice dump cake

  • Start by using a non stick cooking spray to quickly spray your crockpot
  • Then place the apple pie filling in the slow cooker evenly as possible
  • Spread the the cake mix over the apple filling
  • Next the butter, you can either pour the melted butter on top or use in pieces or spoonfuls, to spread all over the cake mix (I prefer to pour the melted butter over the cake mix as in my step by step pictures above)
  • Put the pecans on top covering evenly
  • You are really repeating the same steps as making this recipe in the oven besides spraying the slow cooker with non stick cooking spray
  • Place the lid on and cook on high for 1/2 to 2 hours
  • Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream

Sandra’a tips for making an apple dump cake recipe

Use best quality pie filling – Since you’re not using fresh fruit, using the best pie filling will ensure the best flavor.

Enhance the flavors – whether you want to add in a few dried cranberries, raisins or top with different chopped nots, dump cake lend themselves to a lot of customization.

How do I store this Apple Pie Dump Cake?

Store cooled leftover apple dump cake in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to four days.

Can you Freeze Apple Dump Cake?

You sure can! Baked Apple Spice Dump Cake can be frozen for up to 3 months. Store the cooled ddessert in an airtight container and place in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that the texture will change after freezing/thawing and it is best served fresh.

Can I Reheat Apple Dump Cake?

Yes you can, reheat apple dump cake by placing a serving on a microwave-safe plate and heating in the microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through.

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Apple spice dump cake on a white plate with scoop of ice cream.

Apple Spice Dump Cake


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings

Description

This Apple Spice Dump Cake is the easiest dessert you will ever make! Betty Crocker spice cake mix, with apple pie filling, butter and pecans! 

As simple as it sounds, this ‘dump cake’ is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and it’s the perfect dessert for busy days when you need a quick dessert. Top it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


Ingredients

Units
  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) apple pie filling
  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) Spice Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 & 1/2 cups pecans
• 1 box Spice cake mix
• 1 1/2 cups Pecans
 
 

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Next, spread apple filling in an even layer in the prepared baking pan. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just smooth it out as much as possible. 

Open the cake mix and sprinkle the dry cake mix over top of the apple mixture.

Pour the melted butter over the dry cake mix. Lift up the baking dish and carefully tilt it back and forth to spread out the melted butter. Don’t worry if there are a few patches of dry cake mix still showing, these will cook during the baking time.

Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

Bake in 350°F oven for 50 to 55 minutes. The pie filling should be bubbling over at the edges. 

Cool for a few minutes, then serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. A drizzle of caramel sauce is also a nice touch if you like things sweet! 

Notes

Storage: Store cooled leftover apple dump cake in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to four days.

Freezing: Baked Apple Spice Dump Cake can be frozen for up to 3 months. Store the cooled ddessert in an airtight container and place in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that the texture will change after freezing/thawing and it is best served fresh.

Can I Reheat Apple Dump Cake?

Yes you can, reheat apple dump cake by placing a serving on a microwave-safe plate and heating in the microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 helping
  • Calories: 309
  • Sugar: 15.7 g
  • Sodium: 72 mg
  • Fat: 21.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.1 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 30.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.5 mg

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