Caramel Apple Cobbler Dump Cake

Dee Stillwell


Ever since the 70's when dump cakes first began, I have loved them. Not only for their convenience (you always seem to have the ingredients on hand) but bcuz they are so easy and a very yummy & popular dessert. Whenever I go to an event, I usually bring some sort of dump cake. There is never any left to take home so I make an extra one for my family. I have fun creating different combinations. I had some apples but only one can of apple pie filling so I decided to combine them and create this apple cobbler dump cake. It is so delicious and so much easier and better than apple pie IMO. Enjoy!

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12-15 (or in my family 6-9, lol)


25 Min


1 Hr





6 - 8
baking apples, peeled and diced small (can use 2 cans of apple pie filling, but i would still add a cpl fresh apples) i used 1 can filling and 4 apples. adjust sugar accordingly.
1 1/2 c
apple juice or cider
1/2 c
brown sugar ( add more or less to your taste..and more if using all fresh apples)
2 tsp
apple or pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp
fresh grated nutmeg
1 dash(es)
2 Tbsp
cornstarch (dbl that if using all fresh apples)


1 box
of apple pie, cinnabun, butter pecan, or yellow cake mix (i used cinnabun) use dry from box.
1/2 c
1 c
apple juice or cider
1/3 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
apple or pumpkin pie spice
1 c
chopped pecans
About 1/4 c
caramel sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9"x13" baking pan with non stick spray.
Add all ingredients to pan and mix thoroughly to combine. If using canned pie filling, I chop the apples in the can with a thin sharp knife.
Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over apple filling. Combine all the rest, butter, apple jce, brn sugar, & spice in microwave proof measuring cup and heat for 45 seconds or till butter is melted. Stir vigorously to combine and pour evenly over cake mix. Some dry areas will still show.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and drizzle with caramel sauce. Bake another 10-15 minutes until pecans are toasted. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. We like to drizzle more caramel sce over the ice cream. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #apple, #cobbler, #Dump Cake