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Caramel apple dump cake on a white plate.

Caramel Apple Dump Cake with Fresh Apples

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 12 servings


This Caramel Apple Dump Cake with Fresh Apples will be a hit at any fall gathering! Adding fresh apples spiced with cinnamon really ups the flavor and texture of this delicious apple dump cake. A sweet caramel sauce topping is the perfect pairing for this easy simple apple dessert.


  • 4 to 5 mediume green apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce (from a jar or homemade)
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 and 1/2 sticks ( 12 Tablespoons) butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Grease a 13×9 baking dish

  3. Add chopped apples and cinnamon to the baking dish. Stir to coat apples in cinnamon.

  4. Spread apple mixture along the bottom of the pan

  5. Pour caramel sauce over apples

  6. Top with yellow cake mix. Be sure to cover the apples completely with the cake mix.

  7. Sprinkle with chopped pecans

  8. Pour melted butter on top, covering the cake mix

  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, until the apples are cooked throughout and the topping is bubbling and starting to brown. Serve warm.


How long does caramel apple dump cake stay fresh? You can help leftovers stay fresh by storing it after cooled covered with wrap or airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Can you freeze caramel apple dump cake? Yes you can freeze it without topping using a freezer-safe container for 2 to 3 months. 

Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

  • Prep Time: 10 mintues
  • Cook Time: 45 mintues
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American