3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Dump Cake

This 3-ingredient slow cooker apple dump cake is yet another super easy dessert that tastes absolutely amazing.

Slow Cooker Apple Dump Cake

It’s a perfect cake if you need to make a dessert fast and only have very limited ingredients.

This cake cooks out to have lovely tender bits of apple throughout it. It’s incredibly simple as you only need to dump just three ingredients into the slow cooker. Much like the delightful apple crisp, this is best served straight out of your slow cooker or Crock-pot.

You can eat this apple dump cake just by itself, or you can take it to the next level by adding some ice cream, cream or hot custard. They’re all pretty good additions, but personally, I prefer to have this delicious slow-cooked dessert with that incredible creamy vanilla bean ice cream.

As I mention in the cooking tips towards the bottom of this page you’re able to add some more flavor by adding some nutmeg and cinnamon to the apple. This addition will result in a different but tasty spiced apple dump cake.

Apple Dump Cake

Make sure you keep any leftovers as they reheat perfectly for a tasty cooked breakfast or dessert the next day. Just store them covered in either the refrigerator or freezer. If you’re storing in the fridge, it should last for about a week before needing to be thrown out.

You can get apple pie filling at your local supermarket, but you can also find it online at places such as Amazon. You can say the same for a yellow cake mix which is usually available at the supermarket or online.

If you love videos, then be sure to check out the one in the middle of this page. It will take you through the very few steps to making this delicious dump cake. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right below the video.

Slow Cooker Apple Dump Cake Recipe

Prep time
10 Minutes
Cook time
2 Hours
Total time
2 Hours & 10 Minutes


  • 800g (21 oz.) apple pie filling
  • 400g (14 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 110g (4 oz.) butter, cubed


  1. Add the apple pie filling to a slow cooker and top with the yellow cake mix. Lastly, scatter the butter over the top of the cake mix.
  2. Cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours.
  3. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • You can sprinkle the apple pie filling with some cinnamon for a bit of extra flavor. Some pie fillings will already have this mixed in so make sure you check so you can avoid overdoing the cinnamon.
  • The butter can be melted instead of just cubed. Just make sure you evenly drizzle it over the top of the cake mix.
  • Fresh apples can be used instead of tinned however you may need to cook it for longer, so the apples are tender by the time it’s finished cooking.

Nutritional Information

You’re able to find the nutritional information for this tasty slow cooker apple dump cake right below. Keep in mind I have only estimated this so it may be slightly different depending on the brand of apple pie filling and yellow cake mix you use.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 328g (11.57 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 801 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 15.5g 78%
Trans Fat 0.9g
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 701mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 136g 45%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 28g
Protein 5g 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are quite a few other types of dump cakes that you’re able to make in the slow cooker. If you like this one, then you might also like the peach dump cake. It too is extremely easy and cooks out to be so deliciously good.

This slow cooker apple dump cake is undoubtedly easy and was extremely tasty for me. I hope that you find the same and don’t run into issues. If you have some feedback, variations, tips or anything else, then please feel free to leave a comment below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.


  1. Cindy on

    I’m assuming that the cake mix is done as box directions instruct but do you alter the ingredients? Such as one less egg or less liquid? I always use milk & butter instead of water and vegetable oil when making boxed cakes.

    1. Gus on

      Hi Cindy,

      No, you don’t need to do anything with the cake mix.

      Just add it in dry onto the top of the apples.

  2. Claire on

    I bought tins of apples but they had a fair amount of water in them too. Would you drain this off? I’m in the Uk and tinned apples was all I could find. I did buy the yellow cake mix from Amazon!

    After 2 hours on high, it was still not cooked as I could see the cake mix on the top still. I cooked it for an extra half an hour. It was nice but doesn’t look as nice as yours! Do you think draining the water from the apples would improve it?

  3. Kath on

    Sounds yummy, but is there a recipe from “scratch”. Not interested in using pre-made ingredients.

    1. Gus on

      You can try the apple cobbler. It’s similar and doesn’t use any packet mixes.

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