Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
4.9 from 28 votes

Apple Dump Cake- made from scratch!

Apple Dump Cake is an easy dessert that combines gooey cinnamon apples with a buttery crunchy topping! Serve warm with milk or ice cream for a simple, irresistible fall dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Author: Lydia @ ThriftyFrugalMom.com


Apple Mixture

  • 5 cups apples, peeled and cut into 1 in. pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted


  • Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and vanilla; add to apples and mix well.  Spread into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  • Using the same bowl, make the topping by combining the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Pour over top of the apple mixture and spread it out evenly.  
  • Pour melted butter all over the top of the cake. Tilt the pan if necessary to get the butter to cover as much of the surface of the cake as possible.
  • Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes until bubbly and lightly browned.
  • Eat warm or cold as is or serve with milk, whipped cream or ice cream.


  • Drizzle caramel syrup over the top when ready to serve for a Caramel Apple Dump Cake.
  • You can top the cake with ½ to ¾ c. chopped pecans.  I would wait to add them until the last 10 minutes of baking to keep them from getting burnt.