Apple dump cake, a three ingredient easy dump cake....with all the goodness of apple and cinnamon!
I have a confession to make...as you know I hardly post recipes that I have tried just once, most of the recipes on my site are tried by me more than once unless it is a recipe handed down by amma and is a family favorite!! but this one is an exception!! and boy was I glad that I decided to take pictures while making. The dump cake turned out to be a yummer!! and kids loved it!!
Dump cake, not a pretty word for a dessert eh! and they are called dump cakes, because you can pretty much dump everything into the pan, cool isnt it!! No mixing, no creaming....just DUMP everything into the pan....give it a quick mix with a fork or a spoon and sprinkle it with cake mix and dot with butter...I would say perfect for the novice baker!! or for that busy mom!! or for that workaholic bachelor!! just kidding, its really easy to make and apples are in season....so grab some the next time you shop....along with a box of yellow cake mix!! when I saw the recipe on pinterest, I had to make it...so when I went out to pick up my daughter from school, I had a quick visit to the local supermarket and could only find a small 250 gm cake mix.....I grabbed that one and headed home to bake.
Oh BTW I started a new board on pinterest- Applelicious feel free to visit for more apple recipes and more will be added soon...yeah!! I am a pinterest addict!!
I would suggest a few things, like using fresh apples rather than canned ones, I used 4 apples and after baking I felt I could have used one more....the cake mix I got here was small quantity....so I think a regular packet would have given a more cake-like-crumb-texture....if you like the way mine turned out...forget what I said.
Most of you might have had dump cakes before, and for those who haven't this will make you a really happy baker. This is the perfect dessert for weeknights, weekends, Christmas, celebrations, after school surprise...I am leaving that for you to decide. It would be double yummy if you top it with vanilla ice cream...I dint have one in the freezer, so I opted for sugar dust and apple glaze.
So lets get baking!!
Three ingredients cake!!
# One measure tart filling, use readymade pie filling or you can make your own like I did.
Sprinkle powdered sugar and top with apple glaze.
Apple dump cake:
Though there is 5 apples in the pic, at the last min I changed my mind and used only 4, but I think you can use all 5 as the apples will shrink.
Peel and core and then chop them up.
Butter your baking pan, and dump the apples in, then sprinkle 4-5 tbsp of sugar, sprinkle 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder or grate it like I did, juice of half a lime, and mix all.
BTW I used my small grater ....love the fresh flavor!
Keep the apples for 5 to 10 minutes or so, so that the apples will shrink and juice will come out. Then push back the apples to a side and take 2 to 4 tbsp of apple juice aside, this is to make the apple glaze....so keep that aside.
Sprinkle 1 heaped tsp of corn flour and 1 tsp of butter and mix well and level them out. The corn starch will make the juice to thicken while baking.
And dump the cake mix over it
Dot with butter OR you can melt the butter and spread over....either way is fine.
Dust with powdered sugar once it comes to room temperature.
Make apple glaze with the juice we have kept aside (just add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of powdered sugar into the juice and mix well, till you get the glaze).
Drizzle apple glaze while serving Or you can top with vanilla ice cream
Enjoy this easy dump cake.