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Apple Snickerdoodle Dump Cake

With an apple farm just down the road, I'm always looking for creative ways to use up those bushels. We love this cozy cake with caramel drizzle and a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream. —Rachel Garcia, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 6 cups sliced, peeled tart apple (about 8 medium)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 package (17.9 ounces) snickerdoodle cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Toss apples with sugars and fruit juices; spread into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  • Place cookie mix in a bowl; stir in contents of cinnamon-sugar packet. Sprinkle over apples. Drizzle with butter. Top with pecans.
  • Bake until golden brown and apples are tender, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 475 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Oct 24, 2020

    So yummy and easy to make to boot! We left off the nuts due to a picky eater in the house. I would recommend drizzling the butter as much over the cookie mix as possible.

  • Sherry
    Sep 27, 2020

    I think of a dump cake as a dump and go so decided to use unsweetened apple pie filling rather than peeling and slicing apples. I mixed all the listed ingredients for the apples together and then mixed it with the apple pie filling. I followed the recipe as to the snickerdoodle cake mix, butter and pecans. It got great reviews from all who tried it. This recipe is a keeper!

  • James-Trina
    Nov 28, 2019

    This recipe is amazing. I don’t do well with deserts and it was really easy to make. I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit. I sprinkled brown sugar on top with walnuts for a crunchy topping. I have already given out this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  • Cris
    Dec 25, 2017


  • margarethamel
    Mar 4, 2017

    I tried this recipe & was disappointed with the results. I followed the recipe as printed and used the appropriate pan size. However, the filling spilled over into the bottom of my oven. The half cup of butter was insufficient to cover the cookie mixture. It was very dry. So I melted additional butter to drizzle over the cookie mix; then cooked the cake for an additional 10 minutes. I had planned to take this dessert to my church for coffee refreshments. I left it in the oven with the heat turned off in hopes of the top becoming crisp like the cookies. I have made a lot of snickerdoodle cookies over the years, but never had the failure this batch caused me.

  • ms11145
    Feb 17, 2017

    While I wouldn't call this a cake, I will call it delicious! I didn't peel the apples as I never peel apples for a dessert. It may not look as pretty, but none of the nutrients are lost.