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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. A white plate with a serving of Caramel Apple Dump cake topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

I don’t know about you, but I get so excited about fall baking. There’s just something so incredibly homey and comforting about baking with my favorite fall flavors like apples, pears, pumpkins and caramel.  Today’s dump cake is the epitome of easy fall baking! This recipe is perfect for making with your little bakers because it’s so easy, impossible to screw up, and delivers a stunning dessert. 

A few of my favorite fall desserts: 

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Step 1

Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray and turn your oven to 350 degrees to preheat.

Step 2

Spread 2 cans of  apple pie filling in a 9 x13 baking dish. 

2 cans of apple pie filling make the base of the caramel apple dump cake.

Step 3 

Top the apple pie filling with chopped caramels. Chopped caramels are sprinkled over the pie filling.

Step 4

Spread a package of yellow cake mix over the top. 

Tip: If you don’t have yellow cake mix on hand, try white cake mix or spice cake mix instead!
The 3rd layer of the dump cake is a package of yellow cake mix.

Step 5

Pour melted butter evenly over the top of the cake mix and then bake it for 45-50 minutes. 

A 9x13 baking dish of caramel apple dump cake on a wire cooling rack after just being pulled out of the oven.

That’s it. That’s all it takes to make this gooey delicious dump cake recipe. 
See how easy that was? Easy enough that it was the first ever recipe video I made for Facebook.  I love my little dessert plate stand that’s in the photos.  Perfect for setting out on the table and looking pretty, but so functional as well. I found it on Amazon and they have lots of cute varieties of plates for it. 

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

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Yield: 9 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes

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


  • 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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 9 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 449

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*This post was first published in 2016 and was updated in 2020. 


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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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