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"The Best of Fall" Pumpkin Apple Dump Cake

The Best of Fall Pumpkin Apple Dump Cake
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When the weather starts to get chilly, there's nothing that can lift your spirits and warm you up quite like a freshly baked fall dessert. This Pumpkin Apple Dump Cake has all the best fall flavors combined into one amazing dessert. It has a delicious pumpkin pie filling topped with cinnamon apples. The spice cake mix and chopped pecan topping is the perfect finishing touch. If you start to crave pumpkin desserts as soon as the leaves start to change, then you will adore this dessert.
The best part of this dessert is that it is incredibly easy to make, and is the perfect dessert option to serve unexpected guests. Practically all you need to do is dump, stir, and bake. There's no denying it: this dump cake is the best of fall. 


For another delicous fall dessert, try this recipe for Amish Fried Apple Pies.

Check out the reader favorite recipe that inspired this desert, Spiced Pumpkin Apple Dump Cake.


Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13-inch baking dish


  • 2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium apples (such as Granny Smith), peeled, cored, and diced (2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package spice cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the 2 tablespoons butter and saut the apples with the sugar and cinnamon, stirring frequently for 10 minutes. Apples should be tender and lightly browned.

  3. Meanwhile, combine canned pumpkin, condensed milk, cream and eggs with the pumpkin pie spice and whisk until smooth. Pour into the prepared baking pan and spread the apples on top.

  4. Spoon the dry cake mix over the apples, and spread evenly. Top with the pecans.

  5. Melt the 2 sticks of butter and pour over the entire surface of the pan contents.

  6. Bake for about 45 minutes. Test the center with a toothpick it should come out without any dough clinging to the toothpick and the top of the cake should be lightly browned.

  7. Cool on a wire rack.

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This looks so delicious. It's like a combination of all the best fall desserts!

I loved this dump cake. I reminded me of something my mom used to make.

This cake definitely tastes like fall. The texture of the cake was creamy, thanks to the delicious pumpkin filling, and the nutty apple topping was the perfect complement. You can't beat how easy it is to make either!

This dump cake was just what I wanted a warm, pumpkin dessert. The topping was a little too sugary for me, but I liked the crunchy chopped nuts on top. The pumpkin filling was excellent, and so simple to make!

I would have liked for there to be more apples in this cake, but other than that it was awesome. The cake was more custard than cake, which I loved.

The topping on this cake was amazing! I wasn't a huge fan of the apple chunks...maybe I'd shred them next time!

This cake really does taste like pumpkin, and the apples add a bit of change in texture, which is nice.

This was delicious! The middle was nice and creamy while the top had a nice satisfying crunch. I would definitely eat this again!

Amazing! Tastes like all of the delicious flavors of fall. I love the variety of texture.


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