This easy recipe for Crock-Pot Spiced Apple Dump Cake has only 5 ingredients but is full of the warm flavors of autumn! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!
Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Dump Cake
This quick and easy dump cake recipe uses just 5 easy to find ingredients to make a delicious dessert that has all the flavors of autumn.
You start with a box of your favorite spiced cake mix, mix with some quick cooking oatmeal and two cans of apple pie filling.
Then top with some melted butter and if you like some chopped walnuts.
Cook in your slow cooker for just 2 hours and then, serve plain right out of the crock or with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Oh my yum!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Spiced Apple Dump Cake Recipe:
- 5 Quart, 5.5 Quart Or 6 Quart Slow Cooker
- Mixing Bowl
- Can Opener
- Dry Measuring Cups
- Nut Chopper (Or Knife & Cutting Board)
Frequently Asked Questions
Because can sizes vary we have listed the apple pie filling as 29 ounces. That being said, the average can of pie filling is about 14 – 15 ounces so you will want to use 2 cans of apple pie filling as long as the total pie filling falls close to the 29 ounce range.
Absolutely! If walnuts are not your thing or you have pecans instead of walnuts in your pantry feel free to swap them out! I think apples and pecans are a great combination!
Nut allergies are a serious thing and this recipe will totally work just fine if you leave out the nuts. That is why they are listed as optional in the recipe box. That being said, if you have a nut allergy it is important to read the labels carefully of all ingredients used in this recipe such as the boxed cake mix, oats and even the canned apple pie filling to make sure there are no hidden nuts or the products are not processed in a facility that also handles nuts.
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Crock-Pot Spiced Apple Dump Cake Recipe
- 16.5 Ounces Boxed Spice Cake Mix
- 29 Ounces Canned Apple Pie Filling ((2 Cans))
- ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter (Melted)
- 1 Cup Quick Cooking Oats
- 1 Cup Walnuts (Chopped (Optional))
- In a bowl combine the dry cake mix, quick-cooking oatmeal and melted butter and mix to combine.
- Add the two cans of apple pie filling to the bottom of a 5 – 6 quart slow cooker.
- Pour cake mix mixture over the apple pie filling.
- Sprinkle with chopped walnuts if using.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
- Serve warm or cold with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
I made this recipe over the weekend and when done after 2 hours on high, it looked the same as when I first put it in the pot. I cooled the crock pot and cooked it again the next day but this time I added a 1/4 c of water, cooked on low for 4 hours and it came out perfect!
CrockPot Cook says
This looks fabulous and i love those desserts with are both sweet and also have a little tang to em. Will definitely be giving this one a try 🙂 seems perfect for holiday season.
Linda Kieseling says
I did not read the recipe for Apple Dump Cake, I just used 2 cans of apples in place of cherries. It came out great!
Afterwards I looked up the recipe and realized that I left out a few ingredients. My Bad!
Lady Heidi says
As long as it came out great, I think that is all that matters Linda 🙂
i know it says 29 ounces in ingredients but it wold be better to say 2 cans of.
i got all other stuff ready and only had 1 can of fruit.. doesn’t work the same if you only use 1/2 the mixture. something was missing for sure. will try again with all the ingredients.
Lady Heidi says
Hi Gail, we use ounces instead of “cans of” because can sizes differ. We feel it is more accurate to use measurements whenever possible.
Could fresh apples be used with this recipe? If so, what would need to be adjusted? Time? Ingredients? Maybe both? Thanks so much.
Lady Heidi says
This recipe has not been tested with fresh apples. If you give it a try come back and let us know how it turned out for you.
Hi! I made this to bring to a Thanksgiving celebration today. I used a 4-quart oval Crockpot, and two 21oz cans of apple pie filling (that’s what the store had.) I also used a full cup of melted butter, because the oat+cake mix looked a little dry. The “dump cake” turned out fabulous and was a huge hit amongst guests! Lol, people actually asked if I had a name for “my” delicious desert! Thanks a lot, ladies! ❤️
Lady Heidi says
So glad you and your Thanksgiving guests enjoyed the dump cake Sara!
Barb Olson says
I just made this crock pot apple crisp dump cake. I cooked it in the crock pot on high for 2 hours. The cake/crisp part turned out mushy. I cooked it another hour & it was still mushy. So I put the crock in the oven for 15 minutes @ 400°.in hopes of crisping up the cake/crisp part. Didn’t help. I believe I followed the instructions correctly. The cake, oatmeal & butter mixture did look dry but I just crumbled it on top of the apples. Any ideas about what went wrong? I welcome any help, tips & remarks. Thank you! Barb
Emilee @ CrockPotLadies says
It doesn’t crisp up like it would in an oven.