Caramel Apple Dump Cake (7-29-2021)

Mom's Tips

July 29th, 2021 by Jim Field

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 to 3 cups peeled and sliced apples
  • 1 cup gourmet caramel sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 15.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 2/3 cup (10 2/3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 10″ well-seasoned cast iron skillet with cooking spray.  Spread the apples evenly across the bottom of the skillet in a decorative pattern.  Drizzle the caramel over the apples, then sprinkle with sea salt.  Pour the apple cider on top.

Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over the apples, then drizzle the melted butter on top.  Bake until the cake is browned on top and around the edges with some caramel bubbling through, 50 to 60 minutes.  Let rest for about 15 to 20 minutes, then flip onto a serving platter to showcase the beautiful design.  Let cool, then sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.  Serve with ice cream and more caramel sauce.