|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?
I haven't tried dump cake yet. This sounds easy and delicious. 😊ReplyDelete
The last time I made a cake was about 6 months ago, and it was a chocolate pound cake.
Chocolate pound cake sounds very good! The dump cakes are easy to make and they make a good dessert for a gathering.Delete
I've never made a dump cake but reading this has made me think I may try one. It looks very easy. Will I be able to freeze it in portions?ReplyDelete
That is a very good question, Eileen. The answer is: I don't know! This was only the 2nd time I've made a dump cake and both times, it was for a family gathering. I didn't try to freeze any of it. I suppose one can freeze portions of it and then, thaw them as needed. I was thinking of halving the recipe and baking a smaller cake for myself, using 1 can of pie filling and half a box of cake mix - I could share some of it with my neighbor, perhaps, and there would be plenty for me for a couple of servings.Delete
Ackk! I didn't even see this post until this morning. I almost missed it. As you know, I am on this diet, so no I haven't baked in quite some time; but, this cake looks easy enough to whip together if I wanted a treat to offer guests. I think I may have baked some cupcakes for my visiting grand children several months ago, but I use a vegan chocolate cake recipe that is scrumptious. My daughter can enjoy a treat as well and can take the remainders home with her. I am thinking that if I check the ingredients on the pie filling and cake mixes, this could also be made into a vegan treat.(no egg, dairy or honey)ReplyDelete
Susan, I don't think the pie filling had any animal products in it, but I don't know about the cake mix, and you'd have to use margarine instead of butter, to make it vegan. But, the potential is there to make it vegan. :)Delete
This is my "go-to" cake because it's quick and easy! I love the peach and strawberry fillings.ReplyDelete
I haven't tried the strawberry filling, but that sounds very good!Delete