Cherry-Apple Dump Cake No special cooking knowledge is needed for this fruity dessert recipe. You literally “dump” the ingredients into a baking dish, pop it in the oven and enjoy.

active: 20 mins
total: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 24


  • 2 pounds tart apples, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 6 cups)
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans pitted tart red cherries (water pack), undrained
  • 1 pound ripe pears, cored and chopped (about 2 3/4 cups)
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 package 2-layer-size sugar-free yellow cake mix
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup sliced almonds


    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a very large bowl combine apples, cherries, pears, dried cranberries, vanilla and 1 teaspoon of the apple pie spice. Spread mixture in a 3-quart shallow baking dish.

    Step 2

    In a medium bowl stir together cake mix and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice. Gradually add oil, tossing until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle cake mixture on top of fruit layer; sprinkle with almonds.

    Step 3

    Bake about 70 minutes or until topping is golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup Per Serving: 147 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 26.9g; dietary fiber 2.7g; sugars 8.7g; fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; vitamin a iu 296.2IU; vitamin c 1.5mg; folate 6mcg; calcium 32.4mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 11.6mg; potassium 113.3mg; sodium 144.7mg. Exchanges:

1 fat, 1 fruit, 1 starch


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