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Mom’s Apple Cake

Mom’s Apple Cake: Mix your batter and “dump” it into the pan for this simple and delicious cake!

Apple Dump Cake from Table for Seven

This is another recipe that my Mom has made for years. It has become a family favorite here too.

It’s a great cake to make for fall and the holidays.


Yield: Serves: 12-15

Mom's Apple Cake (AKA Apple Dump Cake)

Apple Dump Cake from Table for Seven

Mix your batter and "dump" it into the pan for this simple and delicious cake!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 box, yellow cake mix, plus ingredients
  • 2- 21 oz cans, apple pie filling
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick ) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Spread apples on the bottom of baking dish.
  3. Mix cake mix according to package.  Pour batter on top of apples.
  4. Melt butter with water and pour on top of batter.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 425mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 2g

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Wednesday 19th of February 2020

Found a simaler recipe a few years ago. A great hack... Replace water in the cake mix and the toper with apple cider (not apple juice! (tried it and it was horrible) Also use butter in cake mix instead of oil (bet alot of you do that anyway) You won't belive the difference, the cake has the most beautiful golden caramelized top and the taste is crazy good!


Wednesday 11th of December 2019

This looks really good--love apples, will try this

Erin Table for Seven

Thursday 12th of December 2019

Thanks Delores :)


Sunday 23rd of September 2018

Do you flip the pan upside down when done.....or scoop it out? Thanks

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 23rd of September 2018

Hi Nancy- I just scoop it out and spoon the apples on top of the cake. Enjoy!


Tuesday 17th of July 2018

Can you use a Jiffy cake mix and 1 can of filling ? 8x8 Pan for moms Apple dump cake?

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Hi Marcy- I haven't tried this yet, but, it sounds like a great idea! If you do give it a try, please let me know how it works out :)

marie birchby

Saturday 16th of June 2018

Can you use Granny Smith apples instead of the canned ones?

Erin Table for Seven

Monday 18th of June 2018

Hi Marie- I've never used fresh apples with this recipe, so, I can't say for sure. If you give it a try..please let me know!

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