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Salted Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Nathan Congleton / TODAY
Cook Time:
50 mins
Prep Time:
10 mins

Chef notes

OK, I admit it. "Dump cake" sounds like a Sir Mix-a-Lot song. And I know anything with the word dump in it doesn't necessarily sound appetizing, but this kind of cake is easy, consistently crowd-pleasing, terrifically easy to make with kids and can be done with the fruit filling of your choice. If you don't feel like making your own apple pie filling, you can always use store-bought or the canned fruit of your choice. Feel free to omit the salt if it's not your thing, but it does create great contrast to the sweetness of the cake. And who can resist topping it with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream?

Technique tip: To keep your apples from browning after cutting them, drizzle on a little bit of lemon juice. I think Granny Smith, Honeycrisp and Braeburn work best here.

Swap options: Rather than make it from scratch you can use canned apple pie filling, or the pie filling of your choice! Cherry, blueberry, even canned peaches work extremely well for this recipe. French vanilla cake mix can be substituted for yellow cake mix. You can substitute 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg instead of apple pie spice.

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