cinnamon apple dump cake

Cinnamon Apple Dump Cake: The Perfect Fall Lazy Dessert

Fill your kitchen with the warm scents of fall with this ridiculously easy cinnamon apple dump cake.

5 min. Prep
45 min. Cook
50 min. Total
12 Servings




Preheat oven to 350 degrees



Wash and peel your apples and cut into small cubes



Dump sliced apples into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish and coat with sugars and cinnamon


cake mix

Sprinkle the yellow cake mix on top (do not mix into apples)



Pour melted butter over top and bake for 45 minutes


Allow to cool for 30 minutes before serving

This cinnamon apple dump cake was easy to make and so good. I’ve seen dump cakes all over my TikTok for you page and my Instagram reels but I was curious if it would work.  When I poured the butter over the top I thought that there was no way that this dump cake would come out of the oven looking like a real cake but this cinnamon apple dump cake recipe truly blew me away.

The cake had the perfect crumb and the butter seeped through to the cake mix perfectly. After having this in the oven for only 10 minutes my entire apartment smelled like fall and after the full bake time, I could not believe how good it smelled. It was almost impossible to wait 30 minutes before digging into this delicious cinnamon apple dump cake.

cinnamon apple dump cake

After baking, the apples were perfectly tender with just the slightest bit of crunch. The yellow cake mix had soaked up some of the delicious sugary cinnamon syrup to create the most delectable fall dessert. I can not stress enough how good this simple cinnamon apple dump cake was. My roommate and I finished the entire cake in two days!

This cinnamon apple dump cake recipe is the perfect cake recipe for busty students who want a taste of fall right at home. The entire process took about an hour and judging by the results I can confirm I will definitely be making this again. 

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When it comes to fall recipes the internet is so oversaturated with complex in depth recipes that can be very overwhelming. This cinnamon apple dump cake recipe is so simple anyone could make it. It has all the wonderful flavors and textures of a fall dessert without all the intense effort. 

To make this recipe even more user-friendly you could skip the fresh apples with sugar and cinnamon and opt for apple pie filling taking this dessert from 6 ingredients to 3, but in my opinion, the fresh apples are worth the extra step. I got my apples from my school’s farmers market, but you could turn this dessert into the perfect weekend fall activity and go apple picking for your produce. This cinnamon apple dump cake is the perfect make-ahead dessert for a night in with friends for movies and games or to just have as a snacking cake.

For this cinnamon apple dump cake recipe, I baked the cake in a 9×11 Pyrex dish that came with a lid. This was the perfect vessel for baking this dump cake because once it was cool I didn’t have to worry about transferring the cinnamon apple dump cake to a different food storage container I just had to pop the lid on.

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