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Easy Caramel Apple Dump Cake

This Caramel Apple Dump Cake recipe only requires five ingredients. It tastes like a rich and delicious apple pie! 

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of dump cakes like this Caramel Apple Dump Cake. I love my KitchenAid mixer, but if I can just dump stuff in a pan and pop it in the oven, I'm one happy chick! One of the most popular desserts on this site is my Fresh Blackberry Dump Cake.

I also put together a Black Forest Dump Cake for all you chocolate cherry fans. But, I have been mulling over another fall dump cake recipe for a while now.

Should I do pear? Apple? Then, a bolt of lightening hit me.

I need to make a Caramel Apple Dump Cake. Like right now. Like today!

When this idea came to me, we were on our way a friends house for my husband's fantasy football draft party.

I hustled to the grocery store to get the five ingredients and get the cake in the oven while we got ready to leave.

You know what, it just isn't right how good this Caramel Apple Dump Cake tastes considering how easy it is!

Caramel Apple Dump Cake Recipe

Fall desserts are the best. For me, it doesn't get better than pumpkin or apple desserts with LOTS of spice! I don't know many people who don't love fall desserts.

So, having an easy dump cake recipe for fall in your back pocket is pretty handy!

How to Make Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Putting this caramel apple cake together couldn't be easier. Just add apple pie filling to your 9x13'' pan, drop a few bits of caramel in, top with cake mix, and then top with pats of butter!

Then, it's ready to bake!

The filling and the butter combine to moisten the cake mix and cook it. It forms a crust that's like a cobbler, but a heck of a lot easier.

Caramel Apple Dump Cake Recipe

I'm happy to say this dump cake recipe was absolutely gobbled up at the party!

I hope this becomes your favorite fall dessert recipe, remember to let me know how you liked it in the comments! 

Caramel Apple Dump Cake Recipe


Caramel Apple Dump Cake Recipe

Easy Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 40 ounces apple pie filling
  • ⅓ cup caramels, diced
  • 1 box yellow or white cake mix
  • 2 sticks butter, cut into 1 tablespoon sections


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. To greased 9x13'' cake pan, add apple pie filling and caramels.
  3. Layer dry cake mix on top of filling.
  4. Then, add pats of butter on top of cake mix, spacing evenly.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 142Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 87mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 1gSugar 26gProtein 1g

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If you love this recipe, you could also try my Blackberry Crumble Dump Cake or this Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake.

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Thursday 12th of November 2020

Can this be made ahead of time and stored

Michelle Goth

Thursday 12th of November 2020

Yes it can! Get it as air tight as you can and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Thursday 12th of November 2020

My husband would love this, but he is gluten free. Has anyone tried this with a gluten free boxed cake mix?

Michelle Goth

Thursday 12th of November 2020

Hi Becca- I've made this with gluten free box cake mix with good results. You may want to add just a bit more butter to the top... the gluten free mix seems extra starchy and just needs a little more help to get gooey! :)

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