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With layers of rich caramel, cinnamon, and apple pie filling, this Caramel Apple Dump Cake is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
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This caramel apple dump cake combines layers of sweet apple pie filling and gooey caramel, for a cozy dessert you’ll want to dive into year-round. Plus it’s easy to make: simply dump all of the ingredients in a casserole dish and bake it!

It doesn’t get any simpler than a dump cake! Try these one pan, dump-and-bake favorites: Apple Dump Cake (only 4 ingredients) and Pumpkin Dump Cake (only 5 ingredients).

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CARAMEL APPLE DUMP CAKE INGREDIENTS

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You will need: 

  • 2 (20 oz) cans of apple pie filling
  • 1⁄4 tsp allspice
  • 1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 of a 10.8 oz bag of Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels, cut in half
  • 1 box super moist butter yellow cake mix
  • 3⁄4 cup salted butter (1 1⁄2 sticks), cut into 15 squares
  • Optional: vanilla ice cream for serving

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

PECANS: Sprinkle 1 cup of pecans (whole or chopped) onto your dump cake just before it goes into the oven for a delicious nutty crunch. 

CARAMEL SAUCE: We also love this apple dump cake with caramel sauce! Top your cake with vanilla ice cream and then drizzle caramel sauce over your plate for the ultimate version of this dessert. 

HOW TO MAKE THIS CARAMEL APPLE DUMP CAKE RECIPE

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13” baking dish with cooking spray. 

STEP 2: Dump both cans of apple pie filling into the baking dish. Sprinkle allspice and cinnamon over apples. Stir to mix. Smooth with a spatula.

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STEP 3: Cut 1⁄2 of the bag of caramels in half. Sprinkle them over the top of the apples.

STEP 4: Top with dry cake mix. Smooth with a spatula.

STEP 5: Evenly add cold butter pieces to the top of the cake.

STEP 6: Place in the oven and let the cake bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Rotate the pan half way through cooking. The cake is done when the sides of the cake are bubbling and it is golden brown on top.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store your leftover caramel apple dump cake in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap for 3 – 4 days in the fridge. You can also wrap and store individual pieces. 

IN THE FREEZER: To freeze your caramel apple dump cake, wrap it in plastic wrap or keep it in an airtight container. The cake will keep for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to eat your cake, let it thaw in the fridge overnight and then reheat it in the microwave. 

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This is an easy recipe for creates the ultimate Caramel Apple Dump Cake that is ready in just under an hour.

The hardest part of enjoying this rich caramel and apple pie dessert isn’t the steps—it’s the anticipation you’ll have waiting to eat it while it’s baking!

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Caramel Apple Dump Cake

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With layers of rich caramel, cinnamon, and apple pie filling, this Caramel Apple Dump Cake is easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 (20 oz) cans apple pie filling
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 bag Werther's Original Chewy Caramels (10.8 oz bag), cut in half
  • 1 box super moist butter yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup salted butter (1 ½ sticks) cut into 15 squares
  • vanilla ice cream for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray
  • Dump both cans of apple pie filling into the baking dish. Sprinkle allspice and cinnamon over apples. Stir to mix. Smooth with a spatula.
  • Cut ½ of the bag of caramels in half. Sprinkle them over the top of the apples
  • Top with DRY cake mix. Smooth with a spatula.
  • Evenly add cold butter pieces to the top of the cake.
  • Place in the oven and let bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Rotate pan half way through cooking. The cake is done when the sides of the cake are bubbling and it is golden brown on top.

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Notes

Pro Tip: Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top. 

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Andi says

    Could I go ahead and put it all in the casserole dish and put in the fridge to bake later, or will it make the caramels too hard?

  2. Mrs Kravitz says

    I made this for our trial-run Friendsgiving…it was the star dish! Everyone raved about how delicious it is. The combination is perfect, DON’T change anything in the recipe!
    Our family has a new favorite dessert.

  3. Terri says

    You have given me an idea. I saw some cans of caramel apple pie filling at the store. I am going to try it tomorrow to see how it works in place of the cans and caramels. Wish me luck.