Pioneering Today-French Apple Dump Cake Recipe

By Melissa Norris | Homestead Life

Mar 27

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I came up with this recipe last Saturday when I needed to bake something to bring to our coffee hour after church service. I was short on time, but this dessert is not short on taste. I took home an empty pan with many people wanting the recipe. So I thought I’d share it here.French Apple Dump Cake No boxed cake mix, completely from scratch!

French Apple Dump Cake Recipe

1 can apple pie filling- (I used one quart sized jar of my home canned apple pie filling-recipe and tutorial here)

2 tablespoons butter

2 eggs

3 Tablespoons homemade cake mix

Homemade Cake Mix

1 and 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt


1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

3 tablespoons butter

Pour apple pie filling in the bottom of 9×13 pan. Blend 2 tablespoons butter, eggs, and 3 tablespoons of homemade white cake mix in blender for 15 seconds. Pour over top of pie filling. Don’t stir. Sprinkle homemade cake mix on top of egg and apple pie filling. Toss pecans on top. Chop 3 tablespoons of cold butter and layer on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Serve!

What’s your favorite quick dessert recipe? What other homemade mixes do you use in the kitchen?

About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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