My mum taught me this recipe when I was just learning to bake, and I still use it for parties as it is a crowd-pleaser. Having only 3 ingredients it is super quick and easy to make. A dollop of vanilla ice cream tops it very well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Pour pie filling into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over apple pie filling and top with melted butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top starts to turn brown, about 40 minutes. Cool cake 15 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Any pie filling works great with this recipe.

I've found that when serving, it is easier to use a large serving spoon to dollop out a spoonful rather than try and cut it like a cake (the pie filling is NOT a solid base, thus the cut is lost in the cake mix topping).

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 32.5g 11% DV; fat 7.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 12.6mg 4% DV; sodium 200.8mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2015
Easy, simple and delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2017
Not bad. Super easy but I had a problem with all the cake mix not getting moistened by the apple mix underneath or the butter above. When i reheated it I used more melted butter poured over the top - worked well. Tastes great. Read More
(5)
76 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2015
Easy, simple and delicious. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2017
I made it following directions only we used a spice cake mix. It turned out amazing, got a lot of compliments and requests for the recipe , no one could believe it was a " dump cake " The spice cake gave it that extra "flavor of fall. Will definitely be making this again for Thanksgiving. Will also try with reg yellow or white cake mix for a anytime dessert. Thank you for sharing. So simple, but oh so good. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
Made this for my son's birthday and it was delicious! He likes apple pie and loves cake, so he asked for an "apple pie cake". This was easy to make and the vanilla ice cream did help cut the sweetness so that it didn't taste too sweet. I added cinnamon to the apple pie filling and sprinkled a bit of the cinnamon on top of the cake mix. I also added a half teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the butter before drizzling on top. Oh, and I let it bake for about 2 minutes extra because it didn't seem brown enough. By the time I took it out of the oven, the apple pie filling was bubbling up through spots. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2016
How could something so easy be so good? All I can say is that it just disappeared in no time with compliments. I was slightly embarrassed to give the easy recipe but I did credit my go-to source Allrecipes. I will use this in the future as an easy favorite. I also served this with vanilla ice cream. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2017
Had 1 can of apple pie filling plus a can of peaches(7 oz). Put those on the bottom mixed. Sprinkled cinn/sugar mix over that. Put the contents of the yellow cake mix on that and smoothed it out. Drizzled stick of melted butter over the mixture. Sprinkled cinn/sugar mix over it and baked 40 min at 350. Pulled it out and found some powdered areas so I used a fork to mix those areas with fruit under them. Then once all was wet, I put 30 pecan half's on top, and put it back in the oven for 15 minutes until it browned slightly. I will definitely make again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2016
Used blueberry pie filling. Made the cake mix as directed. It was a hit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2017
Not bad. Super easy but I had a problem with all the cake mix not getting moistened by the apple mix underneath or the butter above. When i reheated it I used more melted butter poured over the top - worked well. Tastes great. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
11/17/2016
Way to sweet for me. Easy to make. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2016
Everyone loves it. I added pecans on top and Drizzle butter cinnamon and sugar over pecans. Read More
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