The Simplest Apple Spice Dump Cake

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This simple dump cake recipe couldn’t be any easier to make. Learn how to make the best apple spice dump cake here with only 4 ingredients. Today, I’ve got a delightful treat that’s perfect for autumn: an Apple Spice Dump Cake recipe. Not only is it crazy easy to make, but it’s also bursting with the cozy flavors of apples and warm spices. Let’s dive right into this no-fuss dessert adventure!

Apple Spice Dump Cake

What Is Dump Cake?

Dump cake is an easy dessert recipe. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a dump cake is essentially as easy as it sounds. You “dump” a few key ingredients into a baking dish and let the oven do the magic. No complicated steps or elaborate preparations required—just deliciousness awaiting you! No mixing bowl needed for this!

They only take a few ingredients and they can easily be switched up with different fruits and flavors.

Dump cakes start with some type of pie filling and/or canned fruit.

Then you need a box of cake mix. For this dump cake, I’m using a spice cake mix. 

Finally, you need melted butter.

That’s all. You literally are just dumping into a pan and baking.

How To Make Apple Spice Dump Cake


  • spice cake mix
  • apple pie filling
  • melted butter

Preheat and Prep:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then I spray a  9×13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. 

Layering the Goodness:

Dump your cans of apple pie filling into the bottom of the dish and spread evenly to fill the bottom of the pan.

Apple Pie Filling

Add the Cake Mix:

Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the top of the apple pie filling. Spice cake mix is great because it already has all those wonderful fall spices: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, etc. You want an even coating of the spiced cake mix over the apples. Don’t worry about mixing—this is a dump cake, after all!

Sprinkled Spice Cake Mix

Drizzle with Butter:

Then you will pour the melted butter over the top of the cake mix.

Drizzled Melted Butter on cake

Bake to Perfection:

That’s it! Then you put it in the oven to bake for about 45 minutes. The top should be golden brown, and you’ll be greeted with the wonderful aroma of fall spices

Bake Apple Dump Cake

Apple Spice Dump Cake

Super easy fall cake – this apple spice dump cake just takes a few ingredients and from start to finish in less than 1 hour.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes


  • 1 spice cake mix mine was a 15.25 ounce size
  • 2 cans apple pie filling
  • ¾ cup butter melted


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Dump your 2 cans of apple pie filling into the baking dish and spread to cover the base.
    Apple Pie Filling
  • Sprinkle the spice cake mix over the apple pie filling.
    Sprinkled Spice Cake Mix
  • Drizzle the top. of the cake mix with the melted butter.
  • Bake the cake for 45-50 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.
  • Cool 20-30 minutes before serving.


Additional items can be added to your apple spice dump cake. You can sprinkle chopped pecans, walnuts, or your favorite nuts over the top of the cake before you bake it.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream.
A drizzle of caramel sauce is also a great way to finish this dessert.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cake, cake mix
Servings: 12
Cost: $10
Easy Apple Spice Dump Cake

Other Ingredients to Add

You can always jazz up your apple spice cake some more. Before baking, you could add some chopped pecans or any other favorite nuts you like.

Finishing your apple dump cake I prefer vanilla ice cream. Another great option is whipped cream. Both are delicious options. A drizzle of caramel sauce would be the perfect finishing touch. 

This easy apple dump cake recipe has all the flavor of fall in a simple dessert!

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