Slow Cooker Apple Dump Cake


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There are only three ingredients in this delicious Slow Cooker Apple Dump Cake – yellow cake mix, apple pie filling, and butter. That’s it! Get ready to whip up this delicious dessert in less than 3 hours from start to finish. It’s sure to become one of your favorite apple desserts!

If you’re looking for other quick, easy, and flavorful cake recipes, you should try my Slow Cooker Pineapple Coconut Spoon Cake and German Chocolate Spoon Cake.

Apple cake in a black slow cooker.

Why you should try this apple dump cake recipe

Besides this being an incredibly easy dessert to make, it is one that’s quick to be added to other family favorite recipes. It’s also very versatile, meaning you can add other ingredients to it to give it a twist in texture and flavor.

I make apple dump cake and serve it with a variety of toppings and sides to pair it with (think vanilla ice cream). If you’re looking for the perfect dessert for a potluck, family gathering, or special holiday – this apple dump cake recipe is one to try!

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for apple dump cake on a table.
  • Dry Cake Mix: I use the moist supreme premium yellow cake mix, but you can use different flavors if you want (see my FAQs for ideas).
  • Apple Pie Filling: You’ll need 2 cans of filling for this recipe. Ensure you get actual pie filling, not a puree or sauce form.
  • Butter: This will be cut into small squares and placed on top just before turning on the crock pot. It helps create a moist cake in addition to a crumble-like topping.

Step-by-Step Directions

Four images showing how to make apple dump cake in a slow cooker.

Step One – Add the apple pie filling into the bottom of a slow cooker pot that has been sprayed with cooking spray and spread out.

Step Two – Pour over and spread out the cake mix evenly with your hands.

Step Three – Add the cubed butter evenly over the cake mix.

Step Four – Cover and cook on HIGH for 2.5 hours. Serve and enjoy!

close up of apple dump cake on a wooden spoon.

How to Serve

  • Enjoy a nice helping of this apple dump cake with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a dollop of cool whip on top.
  • Consider adding chopped nuts like crushed walnuts and chopped pecans for a more crunchy topping.
  • It’s also easy to turn this into a caramel apple dump cake by adding a drizzle of caramel sauce or syrup on top.
Apple dump cake with ice cream on a plate.

Recipe FAQs and Variations

What other types of cake pair well with this recipe?

Spice, white, and carrot cake mix would make great substitutions for the yellow cake mix.

Are there other types of pie fillings I can use?

Of course, this is meant to be an apple version of dump cake, but you can always play around with variations by using cherry pie filling.

Can I use my own apple filling?

Sure! Most homemade apple pie fillings are made with fresh apples, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, water, and butter.

How do I store leftover cake?

Place any leftover dump cake in an airtight container. You can store it in the fridge or keep it out on the countertop. It tastes good chilled, at room temperature, or warmed up.

Do I need to let the cake cool before serving?

Not necessarily. It depends on your personal preference. I don’t recommend trying to eat it piping hot, but if you’re adding toppings like ice cream, I’d let it cool just a bit so it doesn’t melt.

Can I keep this cake in the crockpot to serve?

Yes. Simply turn the crockpot off once the cake has finished cooking. It will stay warm for quite some time.

close up of apple dump cake with ice cream with a fork.

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close up of apple dump cake on a wooden spoon.

Slow Cooker Apple Dump Cake

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8
This quick, easy, and delicious cake is made with yellow cake mix, butter, and apple pie filling.

Ingredients 
 

  • 44 oz. apple pie filling, (two 22-oz. cans)
  • 15.25 oz. yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, 1 stick

Instructions 

  • Spray the slow cooker with non stick spray.
  • Add the apple pie filling and spread out.
  • Pour over the cake mix and spread out with hands.
  • Add the cubed butter evenly over the cake mix.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2.5 hours.
  • Serve with ice cream and enjoy.

Notes

  • Spice, white, and carrot cake mix would make great substitutions for the yellow cake mix.
  • Of course, this is meant to be an apple version of dump cake, but you can always play around with variations by using cherry pie filling, blueberry or peach.
  • Place any leftover dump cake in an airtight container. You can store it in the fridge or keep it out on the countertop. It tastes good chilled, at room temperature, or warmed up.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    5 stars
    Thanks your stuff is great I’m 80 and I just found out about slow cooker I love it

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      That’s so great to hear!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can you double the recipe and still cook it in 1 crock pot?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I don’t recemented doubling any type of cake in the slow cooker. The center won’t set.

  3. Jayne says:

    So trying this, in Belfast we will eat it with warm custard. Thank you for all your great recipes, Sarah.

  4. Anonymous says:

    5 stars
    Just the dry cake mix on top of do you do the full cake prep with oil and eggs?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Just the dry cake mix.