Caramel Sauce Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake

Who does not like a dump cake? Well, I have to say I do. Ok, now I have said it and the reason I love dump cakes is three-fold. First, they are easy. Second, they are so flexible and three, they are delicious with little work. But, I must warn you though once you make one you will want to make one every time you camp or in my case anytime I want something sweet.

Camp Fire Recipe:  Caramel Sauce Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake


Spray and liquid oil

2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling

15.25 ounce or 1 pound box of yellow cake mix

1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)

2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

14 ounce jar of caramel ice cream sauce


  1. Prepare the coals by building a fire.
  2. Lightly grease a 12-inch Dutch oven with spray oil or wipe the inside with a paper towel soaked in cooking oil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the apple pie filling and cinnamon. Stir.
  4. Pour the apple pie filling/cinnamon into the prepared 12-inch Dutch oven.
  5. Take the caramel ice cream sauce and draw lines going up and down. Turn the Dutch oven and repeat. At this point, it should look like a checkered pattern. Do not use all the caramel sauce in this step. You should keep ¼ of the jar.
  6. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix on top of the caramel ice cream sauce.
  7. Cut the butter into thin slices and place on the cake mix.
  8. Place the lid on and move the 12-inch Dutch oven to a heat resistant surface.
  9. Arrange 12 prepared coals in a circle on the heat resistant surface and put the Dutch oven on top.
  10. On the lid, place 18 prepared coals around the edge of the lid and eight in the center.
  11. Cook for 55 minutes.
  12. After this time has passed, carefully remove the lid and check the doneness of the cake by poking knife through the center of the cake. If it comes out clean then it is done. If not done, place the lid back on and cook for another 10 minutes.
  13. Once done, knock off coals from the lid and remove the Dutch oven from the circle of coals.

To serve, you can top with just the remaining caramel sauce and/or caramel sauce.

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