Easy Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Grab a plate and silverware and dive right into this easy Caramel Apple Dump Cake. A tender and moist spiced cake with tender apples throughout topped with nuts and a caramel drizzle that is the perfect amount of sweetness. Add a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream and you have a straightforward dessert is crowd worthy.

It’s not the most glamorous name for a dessert, but it sure tastes good! While it might not be glamorous by name, the steps to making it couldn’t get any easier.

I have been making dump cakes for years, and this Caramel Apple Dump Cake is one of my family favorites. We love eating it with a scoop of ice cream, so the hot cake melts down the ice cream a bit, it is divine. Adding in the spices to the cake mix really gives it a more homemade flavor I think that sets it apart from other dump cake recipes.


  • 1 box of Butter Pecan Cake Mix
  • 2 cans Apple Pie Filling (about 4 – 5 cups)
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 3/4 to 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup pecan halves


  1. Spread the pie filling on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Drizzle caramel sauce evenly over top.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the spices. Sprinkle over top of the caramel apple mixture.
  3. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over top of the caramel apple mixture.
  4. Cut butter into thin squares and place evenly over top the cake mix. Make sure to not leave any large gaps.
  5. Top with pecan halves.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 50 minutes or until cake topping is golden brown.
  7. Served with whipped cream or ice cream. Tastes delicious hot or cold.

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