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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!!

Notes:
# One measure tart filling, use readymade pie filling or you can make your own like I did.
Topping:
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.

Bake at 180 degree C for 30-35 minutes or until done.


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.




Apple Dump Cake


PREP TIME: 10 mins    |  COOK TIME: 30 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  apple pie  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Apples: Peeled, cored, and chopped about 4-5 or 500 gms.
  • I box yellow cake mix.(I used Pilsbury).
  • Butter: 1/2 stick/ 1/4 cup/50 gms.


  METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Peel and core apples and then chop them up.
  2. Butter your baking pan, and dump the apples in, then sprinkle 4-5 tbsp of sugar.
  3. sprinkle 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder or grate it like I did, juice of half a lime, and mix all.
  4. Keep the apples for 5 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.
  5. 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.
  6. And dump the cake mix over it.
  7. Dot with butter OR you can melt the butter and spread over....either way is fine.
  8. Bake at 180 degree C for 30-35 minutes or until done.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar once it comes to room temperature.
  10. 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).
  11. Drizzle apple glaze when serving.

NOTES

  • Since the cake mix I got was small, when I checked the directions on the box, it suggested using 50 gm or half stick of butter...so if your cake mix is the regular size, then use 100 gms or 1 stick butter.
  • You can either melt butter and pour over the cake mix or dot softened butter on top of mix, either way is fine.
  • Free free to use canned apples (21 oz can filling).

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    1. It is Princy, thanks for stopping by :)

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    2. 180 C for baking???? convert please to degrees



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    3. do you dump the dry cake mix over apples or mix it like the box says first so it is wet mix over apples?





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    4. !80 degree C!! and yes dump the cake mix over the apples.....follow my step by step instructions...thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. thats an easy apple cake, nisa. never heard of the term dump cake.

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    1. Yes, its easy and no eggs too...thank you dassana, for stopping by :)

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  3. I do fresh apples or peaches with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on them before dumping cake mix on top. Can add chopped nuts. I have also used pie filling. Carmel apple is yummy, and sometimes i put cherry on one side of pan and blueberry on the other, or whatever i have on hand. I always sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of cake mix after butter is dotted on cake mix.

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    1. Hi anon-thank you for the info....really appreciate it...next time I will dot cinnamon sugar over butter too...thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. Looks great....going to try it this weekend. What size pan did you use?

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    1. Hi Anon-Thank you for stopping by.....the pan I used was 9x10 inch....there was more space in it...so I guess smaller pan will also work :) Have a great weekend!!

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  5. Looks amazing Nisa, I have to give this one a try really soon..

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  6. easy yummy cake..looks great..book marked...

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  7. A fuss free and delicious autumn recipe, Nisa.

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  8. Hello nisa just loved ur site..yummy yummy cake..u hav lotz of recipes..loved to try all those lovely goodies...for baking i use 234ml cup can i proceed with that for all ur baked goodies...plz let me know..:)

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    1. Hello, thank you for stopping by and for you kind words.....I use 200 ml cup for all my baking and for all cup measurements.......happy baking and keep visiting :)

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    2. Hello, thank you for stopping by and for you kind words.....I use 200 ml cup for all my baking and for all cup measurements.......happy baking and keep visiting :)

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  9. Hai....the cake mix i got have asked for oil and eggs to be added...so can i add oil instead of butter and shud i skip the eggs...

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    1. Hi Shilpa, I used butter instead of oil and no eggs....just dump everything on top of the apples...hope this helps...happy baking :)

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  10. Hai nisa...sorry to trouble u again...in ur yellow cake mix box have they asked to add eggs and butter....and u skipped the eggs,rgt....the yellow cake mix that i got weighs 450 gms and they have asked to add 3 eggs and one cup oil...so,instead of oil i will add 1 stick butter and i will omit adding the eggs...is it fine...

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    1. Yes Shilpa, absolutely!! You will get a more crunchy top....hope this helps and do let me know the feedback...thank you for stopping by :)

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  11. Omg, this cake looks seriously mindblowing with my favourite apples n cinnamon

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  12. This is delicious! I made some changes and baked mine in a 9x13 baking dish. You can see our results here: http://mybiscuitsareburning.blogspot.com/2013/09/fresh-apple-dump-cake.html
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    1. I just visited ur site and love your version....thanks a ton for the mention!!!

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  13. Hi Nisha... Cake looks so delicious. I hv few doubts, do u need to preheat the oven? Do u need to cook the apples b4 adding the cake mix? As an alternative can u use chocolate mix instead of yellow cake mix as my niece loves chocolate cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Hi anon, there is no need to cook the apples....i don't think chocolate cake is a good idea...and for baking preheating oven is a must!!! Thank you for stopping by :-)

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    2. Hi anon, there is no need to cook the apples....i don't think chocolate cake is a good idea...and for baking preheating oven is a must!!! Thank you for stopping by :-)

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  14. Hi Nisha... Cake looks so delicious. I hv few doubts, do u need to preheat the oven? Do u need to cook the apples b4 adding the cake mix? As an alternative can we use chocolate mix instead of yellow cake mix as my niece loves chocolate cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Hello anon-first of all for baking, we need to preheat the oven. There is no need to cook the apples, using chocolate cake mix wont be a good idea as it does not go with apples....try with yellow cake mix or you can use caramel flavor or syrup too enhance the flavor....thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. Hi Nisha, u really hv great recipes on ur blog. Thanks a lot for sharing them. For Apple dump cake, did u use Pillsbury traditional yellow cake mix or was Moist Supreme Yellow classic?

    By the way Happy Onam to you & to your family! Enjoy..

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    1. Hi Anon-I used Moist Supreme Vanilla....hope this helps...thank you for stopping by and for the lovely inspirations :)

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  16. HI nisa I have a question.. what If we don't use cake mix.. could their be any alternative.. please waiting for your answer asap..Naz

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    1. Naz, you need a cake mix for this....or you can google and find a DIY cake mix and then proceed...so sorry I cant help you in this.

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  17. Quick and yummy dessert,droolworthy

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  18. can i use allspice instead of cinnimon

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