If you’re looking for easy dessert recipes for your family this fall, this caramel apple dump cake is made with just canned apple pie filling, boxed yellow cake mix, caramel bits and butter! I know, that sounds too simple to be true, but it’s not only incredibly easy it’s also the best darn apple dessert you’ll ever eat. Seriously.
It’s quite impressive what you can make with boxed cake mixes, especially when it comes to dump cakes. They require absolutely no prep or dirty dishes! You literally just dump everything into a baking dish. They are the best sweet treats to whip together when you’re not up for slaving all day away in the kitchen with homemade complicated recipes. Just serve warm with vanilla ice cream, and you’ve got an instant hit.
This easy apple dessert recipe is perfect for fall. I make it every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas in place of apple pie. The entire family loves it, and it serves quite a crowd. It’s also cheap, fun, hassle-free and full of incredible flavor and texture.
2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling
1/2 (11 ounces) bag caramel bits (found in the baking section by the chocolate chips)
1 (15 ounces) box yellow cake mix
1 cup melted butter (2 sticks)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
Spread both cans of apple pie filling onto the bottom of your prepared dish.
Sprinkle about half of the bag of caramel bits evenly over the top of the pie filling.
Evenly distribute the dry cake mix over top.
Pour the melted butter evenly over the cake mix covering as much of it as you can.
Bake uncovered in the center rack for 30-40 minutes or until the buttery cake mix turns a deep golden brown.
Allow it to cool for about 5 minutes and then serve warm with vanilla ice cream.