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Caramel Apple Dump Cake

by Amy D

This Caramel Apple Dump Cake is the easiest, yet most delicious cake you will bake this fall. With only 4 ingredients and 5 steps it’s completely goof proof. Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Sometimes I struggle with what is acceptable to include in blog posts, especially with a blog name that includes the word happy. Am I happy all the time? Oh heck no. A lot of times baking is my therapy. It’s how I work out frustrations and stress. I knead it!Caramel Apple Dump CakeCaramel Apple Dump Cake

Last week was such a stressful week. I spent every day at either a doctor’s  appointment or at the hospital with one of my kids while they had a plethora of medical tests run. When I realized that I was going to be too busy to do an AHB post, I was like ‘You know what, I don’t care! I need to bake something or I’m going to explode!’ Hence this caramel apple dump cake.Caramel Apple Dump CakeCaramel Apple Dump Cake

One morning it was nasty and rainy and I didn’t really have time to bake before work, but I needed to bake! So I knew it was going to have to be simple–a dump cake!  There is just something about the scent of baking apples that can raise a person’s spirit’s.Caramel Apple Dump Cake

I was a few minutes late to work, but once everyone had a bite of this gooey caramely and buttery sweet cake they all forgave me. And then asked for the recipe.
4 ingredients.
5 steps.
It’s fool proof. Don’t believe me? Just watch the video I made for Facebook. This caramel apple dump cake was one of the best parts of my week and I hope it will be yours too!


Caramel Apple Dump Cake
5 from 6 votes

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

his Caramel Apple Dump Cake is the easiest, yet most delicious cake. With only 4 ingredients and 5 steps it’s completely goof proof.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, caramel, dump cake
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 449 kcal
Author Amy D.


  • 2 cans apple pie filling
  • 2/3 cup chopped caramel pieces
  • 1 pkg yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick of butter melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Spread the apple pie filling in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle the caramels over the apples
  4. Spread the cake mix over the caramel and apples.
  5. Pour the butter evenly over the cake mix.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly along the edges. Serve warm.



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Chris April 27, 2019 - 2:06 pm

I made this recipe for a funeral, only I used the whole bag of caramels to give the recipe more caramel flavor. There were lots of other desserts. However, I had people looking for the person who made this fantastic recipe which disappeared rapidly. I felt like I won the blue ribbon!

Amy D April 29, 2019 - 4:31 pm

Fantastic! I mean, I’m sorry about the funeral. But I’m glad that the caramel apple dump cake was such a winner for you! I love easy recipes like that, that are so simple but so good.

Janet Crawford October 12, 2017 - 11:46 am

5 stars
Now that I must use a walker, I find easy recipes work so well for me. Thank you.

Amy D October 15, 2017 - 5:44 pm

Janet, I am glad that you are enjoying some of the easy recipes on my website and hope that you’ll find more to come back for in the future!

Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons November 9, 2016 - 9:14 pm

5 stars
I love how simple this is-perfect for us busy people!

Amy D November 12, 2016 - 10:35 am

Good heavens, yes! Like you’ve got 4 afternoon activities to run kids to and a program that you need to bring a dessert for tonight…no problem this cake will have you covered. Real life baking solutions for real people!

Virginia leonard October 11, 2017 - 2:22 pm

5 stars
I love simple things


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