Caramel Apple Dump cake recipe with 4 ingredients!

caramel apple dump cake

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This Caramel Apple Dump cake recipe is super easy to make and has only 4 ingredients! It’s super easy to throw together and your family will think you slaved away over it! It’s the perfect dessert for fall or winter and it’s sooo delicious!! Be sure to pin this because you’re going to LOVE it!!

Caramel Apple Dump cake recipe with 4 ingredients!

Caramel Apple Dump cake recipe with 4 ingredients!


  • 2 cans of apple pie filling (you can also use cherry, blueberry, etc.)
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 sticks of butter, melted (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce (like you would put on ice cream)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • Whipped cream for garnish (optional)


  1. In a greased 9x13 dish, mix apple pie filling and caramel sauce.
  2. You may add in the 1/2 tsp cinnamon if desired.
  3. Spread evenly in pan.
  4. Pour dry cake mix directly on top of the pie filing and spread evenly.
  5. Top with melted butter and pecans (optional).
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until top is golden brown and apple filling is bubbly around the edges.
  7. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
  8. Enjoy!
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  1. Anne says

    How can this be poormans!? TWO sticks of butter!! i can only afford ipack(4stick)a month, to use 2 fot one meal is WAY to extravegant.. sounds like it might taste good though and Way to much fat and sugar for my dietary regeme.

  2. Suzanne says

    So delicious! We loved it so much I’m taking it to work tomorrow for the office Birthdays of the month.
    Ann – Use a margarine with a high oil content, much cheaper than butter.

  3. Harry says

    Shannon asked if you prepare cake mike? No! It says dry spread ( dry) cake mix over pie filling.

  4. murphy says

    Baked with I can’t believe its not butter & pecans…added lite cool whip and it was so good!!! Just as good the next day too! None left after that as my gang finished it off! Trying it on my co-workers next!

  5. Patti Abresch says

    Sounds delicious….one I do believe I will try. Thank you for sharing recipes. Great new ideas for desserts among meal ideas.

  6. gp says

    Why would anyone think this is diet conscious? Of course it’s FATNING!! That’s why it will be SOOOOO good!!!

  7. C. Taylor says

    This was great! Cut everything in half and did it in an 8×8. Saved the other half of cake mix to try with cherries or blueberry pie filling.

  8. AKMilbourn says

    Made this today and used a spice cake mix instead of yellow cake. Very good. Think the apples need a little more cinnamon and maybe nutmeg.

  9. valarie says

    I too cut the recipe in half and it was a great one time desert treat for my family. Used an 8×8 pan.

  10. penny says

    I made this in a crock pot before. Spray it first. Add ingredients as described in recipe. On LOW it takes about 4 hours or Hi about 2 hours. yum :-)

  11. Pepper Reynolds says

    Made this oh so easy apple / Caramel dump cake to go with Sunday dinner. My whole family LOVED it. One thought I had purchased it from a very good bakery shop. Best ever!!
    Please, keep up the great work.

  12. Phyllis says

    I have made it with cherry pie filling, too. Added a splash of almond flavoring in place of cinnamon. Used a jiffy cake mix in 8×8 pan. So rich, a small serving is all that is needed, especially when served warm with ice cream.

  13. Carolyn says

    I exchanged part of the butter (1/2 cup) with water and used a spice cake. I am going to use one stick next time and half a cup of water.
    Everybody asked me to make it again

  14. Ramona Ham says

    Going to try this recipe and was wondering if part of the butter could perhaps be substituted with apple sauce? I will try that and report back if anyone is interested. :)

  15. Becca says

    Been making “dump cakes” for yeeeeeeeeears & have YET to find ANYONE I’ve served them to who HASN’T raved & raved & ABSOLUTELY ❤LOOOOOOVED❤ THEM!!!! There’s 2 FAAAAAAABTASTIC cookbooks out there, “101 Things To Do With A Box Of Cake Mix” & “101 MORE Things To Do With A Box Of Cake Mix.” AMAZINGLY, this CADC recipe IS NOT one of the 202 Recipes ((as far as I remember anyway)), but there’s absolutely LOADS of different “Dump Cake” recipes in them….ALLLLLLL of them DEEEEEE-LISCIOUS!!

    Of all the different “Dump Cakes” I’ve had over the years, I honestly think THIS one is my absolute favorite…..I honestly just CANNOT BELIEVE I’ve only come across, found, made, brought to NUMEROUS gatherings & ❤LOOOOOOOVED❤ THIS particular variation over the last coupla months!!! WHERE’VE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE, CADC???? We’ve made several variations….used marge instead of butter, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, etc., and literally
    -E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E- who’s tried them have LOVED them. Our absolute fave though is served warm with natural vanilla ice cream. And even friends who can’t make TOAST have conquered this!!! BeSt Of LuCk To Y’aLL….yOu’LL lOvE iT!!!!!!

  16. Vickie says

    Making this this afternoon to take to a fall festival at a friends house. I know it will be a hit!!

  17. Charlotte says

    I make this but use caramel cake mix and mix the batter pour over ingredients. Minus the butter.

  18. Barbra H. says

    I made this last night, using spice cake mix and Smucker’s apple cinnamon topping instead of caramel. It was fantastic! With a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, it was to die for!

  19. britney says

    Ok…im still a little confused. Where it says dry cake mix. Do that mean take the cake mix and make a batter or just take it directly from the box and pour. Need a little clarification plz someone i really want to make this.

  20. Brice says

    @ Britney just use the cake mix straight from the box, I just made this and it was very good :)

  21. Joe says

    I do the same thing with canned pumpkin instead of apples. Add some cinnamon, nutmeg, a dash of cloves, and a couple of eggs. Mix well and pour into a deep 9×13. Sprinkle with a dry yellow cake mix, the melted butter. It is a great change from plain pumpkin pie!

  22. Joe says

    To all of the people asking “Do I mix the dry cake mix into a batter?” … NO! The butter absorbs into the dry cake mix and makes a terrific buttery crust!

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