Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake

Dump cake recipes are just about the easiest kind of cake you can make. Just dump everything in, slide it into the oven and in under an hour you have a deliciously amazing dump cake with gooey bits, specs of cake dust (how awesome is that?) and a crumbly top. 4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level.

Buuuuuttt…. What bothers me about most dump cake recipes is that they don’t have any frosting. Yes, I know I can just frost it myself with a can of frosting from the store. But the appeal of dump cakes is that they’re supposed to be effortless.

 

So I thought long and hard about what would make an ideal and effortless frosting-like topping for my spiced apple dump cake and then it hit me – MARSHMALLOWS. They fit perfectly into the “dump” cake theme because literally all I have to do is dump them on top. That’s it! No additional effort needed. The marshmallows create a perfectly gooey topping that rounds out the cake nicely.

Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake Recipe

(Printable version at the end of the post)

4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 Box Spice cake mix
  • 10.oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 can of apple pie filling
  • 1 stick of melted butter (not pictured)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. 1. In a greased casserole dish, pour can of apple pie filling and distribute evenly across bottom with a spoon. 4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level. 2. Sprinkle powdered cake mixture over apple pie filling. Sprinkle evenly. Be sure to get the edges. 4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level. 3. Pour melted butter over powdered mixture. Try to distribute evenly. It will clump in some areas. This is normal. 4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level. 4. Bake for 45 minutes. (This is what it looks like after it’s baked) 4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level. 5. Remove from oven. Sprinkle mini marshmallows over top. 4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level. 6. Place back in oven and broil for 30 to 45 seconds. (Be ready and waiting with an oven mitt to remove from oven. Mine got a bit crispy just in the time it took me to find an oven mitt!) 4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level. Wait 10 minutes to serve. I served with pumpkin spice coffee. 4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level. Note: When serving, the marshmallows will rebel against you and try to lift up. You can just pull it back into place while serving if it bothers you. 4 Ingredient Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake. Takes the idea of a dump cake to a completely new level. This is not meant to be a *pretty* cake. It will be ugly. The marshmallow will stick to your lips. There will still be powdery bits from the cake mix. And all of the things that make this cake *ugly* are what makes it kick any pretty cake’s butt.

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Marshmallow Apple Pie Spice Dump Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Spice cake mix
  • 10.oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 can of apple pie filling
  • 1 stick of melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a greased casserole dish, pour can of apple pie filling and distribute evenly across bottom with a spoon.
  3. Sprinkle powdered cake mixture over apple pie filling. Sprinkle evenly. Be sure to get the edges.
  4. Pour melted butter over powdered mixture. Try to distribute evenly. It will clump in some areas. This is totally normal.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle mini marshmallows over top.
  6. Place back in oven and broil for 30 to 45 seconds. (Be ready and waiting with an oven mitt to remove from oven.

 

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Comments

  1. nathan says

    hi i have made dump cakes before and instead of the melted butter poured over the top ..if you have the time ..it always works better for be to put rows of sliced butter on the top all across it will evenly melt over the top so there are no powdery parts on the cake ….that might be a better solution ..this cakes looks amazing and i am going to make it!!

    • Betty says

      The last dump cake I made (from a recipe I found in Kathy’s book – the lady of the cooking television sales pitches. I ended up discarding it after trying to eat it. The problem, I know now, was that the melted butter simply doesn’t not cover all the dry cake mix. Frankly, it wasn’t fit to eat with all that dry cake mix. The lack of sufficient moisture simply meant that the cake mix that did not get any of the moisture from the butter or the pie filling stayed in its dry cake mix form which was pretty bad.

      Shaving the butter – or cutting it into narrow strips is difficult as the heat from the cook’s hands tends to start the melting process.

      Shaving the butter is no better than melting it because there still will not be enough to cover all of the cake mix. I’m wondering about the possibility of sprinkling a little water over the areas where the cake mix didn’t get covered in butter. The amount of water would to be very small so as not to adversely affect the outcome. but enough to that the cake mix definitely gets a little moisture.

      I’m curious. Any other thoughts on this?

      • Mary says

        I have made this recipe with canned fried apples. They are juicier because the juice isn’t thickened. I also used 2 cans which gives the cake mix more liquid. It was delicious. I topped it with pecans before baking instead of marshmallows.

  2. christine s. says

    Just curious – You said to use a casserole dish. Are you using a 9×13 one or are you referring to another size. Your pictures make it look smaller than a 9×13, and when I’ve previously made dump cakes in a 9×13 it almost didn’t seem like enough apple when all spread out. I just want to verify what you used so mine turns out as well as yours did! Thanks for the tip and the recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

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