|Pie Filling and Cake Mix
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F
Step 2: Dump two cans of apple pie filling into a 9" x 13" baking pan. I didn't grease the baking pan. I did add a little ground nutmeg and cinnamon (didn't measure; maybe 1/2 teaspoon of each?) to the apple pie filling for a little flavor and I smoothed the filling a bit with a spatula to make it a more or less even layer:
|Apple Pie Filling
|With Cake Mix on Top
I used a yellow cake mix, but a spice cake mix might be good, too.
Step 4: Add butter. The recipe I found online said to use 1 stick of margarine and 1/2 stick of butter. I used all butter. For my international readers, 1 stick of butter (or margarine) is the equivalent of 1/4 lb. Some recipes say to melt the butter and drizzle on the top; the one I followed said to cut pieces and arrange on the top, which is what I did:
|With Butter on Top
|Baked Apple Dump Cake
Here's a photo of the peach dump cake for comparison:
|Peach Dump Cake
The cake mix/butter mixture forms something similar to a cobbler topping, so it is more like a fruit pie than a cake. I liked the apple version, as well.
Have you made a dump cake? If so, what is your favorite combination of fruit and cake?