Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Here’s the full recipe for Caramel Apple Dump Cake:


  • 2 (20 ounces each) cans apple pie filling
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups Kraft caramels, unwrapped and each cut in half
  • 1 box dry yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into ¼ inch thick pats


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 13×9-inch casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the apple pie filling, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Stir until well mixed. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared casserole dish and smooth it out evenly.
  3. Arrange the halved Kraft caramels over the top of the apple filling, distributing them evenly.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the dry yellow cake mix over the layer of caramels.
  5. Place the pats of butter evenly over the top of the entire dessert.
  6. Bake the dump cake in the preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the edges are bubbling.
  7. Once baked, remove the dump cake from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.
  8. Serve the caramel apple dump cake warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Enjoy this delicious and easy-to-make dessert!

Popular questions related to Caramel Apple Dump Cake might include:

  1. Can I use homemade apple pie filling instead of canned? Yes, you can certainly use homemade apple pie filling if you prefer. Just make sure it’s cooked and seasoned to your liking before using it in the dump cake.
  2. Can I use a different cake mix flavor instead of yellow? Absolutely! While yellow cake mix is commonly used, you can experiment with different flavors like spice cake mix or even white cake mix for a variation in taste.
  3. Can I make this dump cake ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the dump cake ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking. When ready to bake, simply remove it from the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature, and then bake according to the recipe instructions.
  4. Can I freeze leftovers of the dump cake? Yes, you can freeze leftovers of the caramel apple dump cake. Allow the cake to cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in an airtight container before freezing. When ready to enjoy, thaw the cake in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the oven or microwave.
  5. What can I serve with Caramel Apple Dump Cake? This dump cake is delicious on its own, but you can enhance it further by serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra indulgent treat.

These questions and answers can provide helpful guidance to anyone looking to make or customize their own Caramel Apple Dump Cake.