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Caramel apple cake

October 15, 2012

Caramel Apple Cake

When people ask you for the recipe for this cake, you’re going to have to decide whether or not you want anyone to know how incredibly easy it is to throw together.  It’s what’s known as a “dump cake” because you really just keep dumping ready-made ingredients into the pan, pop them in the oven, and this cake emerges a while later.  No one would ever guess that you didn’t make the whole thing from scratch!

Recipe:  Caramel Apple Cake

(from tablespoon)

2 cans apple pie filling
1/4 c. caramel sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 box yellow cake mix
1 c. melted butter
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.  Add apple pie filling, caramel sauce, lemon juice, and cinnamon to the pan and mix together.  Sprinkle the entire box of cake mix on top.  Next, sprinkle the pecans over the top.  Cover with melted butter, making sure to cover the whole surface.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.  (Mine actually baked for 45 minutes.)  Remove from oven and cool, or enjoy warm with ice cream.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2012 7:13 pm

    This sounds so easy – the phrase “dump cake” made me laugh! ;)

  2. petit4chocolatier permalink
    October 15, 2012 8:57 pm

    This looks so simple and delicious!

  3. November 23, 2012 3:51 am

    Happen to have some apples and we love cakes. This sounds great. Will have to save the recipe now.

  4. Mary S permalink
    February 1, 2013 7:29 am

    When do the nuts go on? After the cake mix? At the end?

  5. oneordinaryday permalink
    February 1, 2013 8:50 am

    Mary – Thanks for catching that! I updated the instructions, but the pecans are sprinkled on top of the cake mix. Then the butter is poured over everything. Happy baking!
    ~ Michelle

  6. Geneva O Jones permalink
    February 5, 2020 7:01 pm

    Can I use walnuts instead of pecans

  7. oneordinaryday permalink*
    February 5, 2020 7:39 pm

    Geneva, of course! That would be a delicious combination! :)

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