Caramel Apple Dump Cake
Some of the best desserts are ones that you can throw together and put in the oven before a gathering, and that is the case with my Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake! With creamy caramel, rich apple filling, and crunchy pecans, this is going to be a hit!
Different from a cobbler or a crisp, this dump cake has a buttery pecan topping that will resemble a pecan pie. That said, I think this recipe is even easier.
My Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake is something that you can use to teach the kids to bake. With pretty basic instructions, you’ll be mixing some spices into the apples, adding some caramel and creating the topping. Then into the oven it goes! Just enough steps to show everyone how things are done, but not enough that they will feel overwhelmed.
This is one of those autumn desserts that is naturally vegetarian, but you can tweak it a bit in other ways. If you are trying to make it vegan, make sure that you are using a vegan spice cake mix and consider using applesauce instead of the butter. I have not tried making it this way and although it might change the topping consistency some, it should still be delicious!
Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake Recipe
2 cans apple pie filling 21 oz
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup salted caramel (or plain caramel) topping
1 box spice cake mix 15.25 oz
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup whole pecans
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish and set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the apple filling, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Gently stir a few times to mix, but be careful not to break up the apples.
Add the caramel sauce and stir to combine everything.
Pour your mixture into the greased pan and spread it out evenly.
Sprinkle the dry cake mix on top of the caramel apples mixture.
Pour the melted butter on top of the dry cake mix.
Sprinkle the whole pecans all over the top of the melted butter and cake mix.
Bake for 50 minutes or until the cake turns a beautiful golden brown.
Once done, allow it to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before serving.
This Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake is best served warm with whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!
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- 2 cans apple pie filling 21 oz
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 cup salted caramel (or plain caramel) topping
- 1 box spice cake mix 15.25 oz
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup whole pecans
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish and set it aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the apple filling, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Gently stir a few times to mix.
- Add the caramel sauce and stir to combine. Pour your mixture into the greased pan and spread it out evenly.
- Sprinkle the dry cake mix on top of the caramel apples mixture.
- Pour the melted butter on top of the dry cake mix.
- Sprinkle the whole pecans all over the top of the melted butter and cake mix.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until the cake turns a beautiful golden brown.
- Once done, allow it to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before serving.
- This Caramel Apple Pecan Dump Cake is best served warm with whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.