Apple dump cake is a classic American dessert that is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. It is made with just a few simple ingredients, including apples, cake mix, and butter.

The cake mix is simply dumped over the apples and butter, and then baked until golden brown and bubbly.

Apple dump cake is a great dessert to make for any occasion, whether it is a weeknight potluck or a special holiday gathering.

It is also a great dessert to make with kids, as it is simple to assemble and requires minimal preparation.


6 cups coarsely chopped apples, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 box (15.25 ounces) yellow cake mix, 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. In the prepared baking dish, combine the apples, sugar, and cinnamon.

Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the apples. Pour the melted butter over the top, tilting the pan to distribute evenly.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the apples are tender. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.


For a sweeter cake, use more sugar. For a spicier cake, add more cinnamon or other spices, such as nutmeg or allspice.

You can also add other toppings to the cake, such as chopped nuts, dried fruit, or caramel sauce. To make a caramel apple dump cake, substitute caramel baking mix for the yellow cake mix.