When you unexpectedly find out that your friend is in need, and by “in need” we mean they are needing a sweet fix that only your desserts can provide, add this recipe to your gotta-have-it, quick dessert list. This Apple Dump Cake is the perfect life-saving dessert! The fresh and crisp but tender apples, with a layer of sweetly coddled apple pie filling, are topped with an easy and moist cake that will bring joy to all. Apple Dump Cake is a fast and easy, always-in-the-cabinet kind of answer to all of life’s unending “problems”, no matter how big or small. Let them dump out all of their worries and their woes because with this therapeutic truffle of happiness, you’ll become a real lifesaver and the go-to guru to help all the bad apples, umm we mean, friends in your life.

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  • 3 large apples, optional
  • 2 (21-ounce) cans apple pie filling
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box white, yellow, or spice cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
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Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –On a cutting board with a sharp knife, peel the apples, remove the core, dice into bite-sized pieces, and then spread the diced apples on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

Step 4 –Add the apple pie filling to the top of the diced apple layer.

Step 5 –Evenly sprinkle the dry cake mix over the top of the apple pie filling layer. Note: Do not combine the dry cake mix with the apple layers.

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Step 6 –Evenly pour the melted butter all over the top of the dry cake mix layer and ensure there are no dry spots.

Step 7 –Sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the cake.

Step 8 –Bake, until browned and cooked through, about 50-60 minutes.

Step 9 –Transfer the baked cake from the oven to a wire rack to cool.

Step 10 –With a sharp knife, cut the cake into individual-sized pieces and serve.