Apple Spice Dump Cake
A wintry twist on a classic, this Apple Spice Dump Cake is perfect for after dinner served along side a warm cup of coffee or cocoa.
Happy Friday everyone! One week ago today we were experiencing Snowmageddon 2016 here in Atlanta… Well, that’s what everyone was gearing up for anyway. Most offices around the city were closed at noon or 1 PM to allow their employees to get home safely or collect their children, who were also released early from school. There were crazy lines at the grocery stores all over the city. Everyone was checking out with the essentials: bread, eggs, and milk.
Needless to say we ended up with a little bit a sleet and a TINY dusting of snow, but otherwise we survived. It was cold though, that’s for sure! So what did I do on my half-snow-day? Well, I was in the mood for something warm and sweet. So I came up with yet another spin on an old, childhood favorite. Grandma used to (and Mom still does) call it her “Cherry Dessert.” But I learned a few years ago that it was usually referred to as a dump cake.
I have had it several different ways: Cherry, of course, Peach, Strawberry, and the Black Forest version we made almost a year ago. This time I had canned apples and pineapple so I decided to mix the two. The pineapple gives it that little extra umph that makes it super yummy. And several weeks ago I cleaned out the Manager’s Special section at our local grocery so I had a few boxes of Spice Cake mix. What sounds better than apples and spice cake, right?! 🙂
The recipe is basically the same as any other. And you just dump all the ingredients into the baking dish and bake, which I guess is why they call it a “dump cake.” This Apple Spice Dump Cake is definitely a version that I will be making again. Enjoy!
- 1 20 oz. can apple pie filling
- 1 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits (or crushed), drained
- 1 16.5 oz. spice cake mix
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt the butter.
- Pour the can of drained pineapple tidbits in the bottom of a 9" X 13" greased baking dish and spread evenly.
- Pour the can of apple pie filling over the pineapple and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle the spice cake mix over the top covering all of the filling.
- Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the cake mix.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. The cake will brown and the filling will be bubbly.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
If there are exposed patches of cake mix that do not take on any moisture during the baking process, you can always spray them lightly with spray butter and place it back in the oven for five minutes or so.