Dump Cake Cranberry

Festive 4-Ingredient Cranapple Dump Cake

Cake lovers rejoice! So you’re not a pie fan. Here’s the perfect dump cake to finish off your Thanksgiving feast. This dump cake is easy, fast, scrumptiliumptious!

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4-Ingredient Cranapple Dump Cake

Make the simplest Thanksgiving dessert by putting apple pie filling, cranberry sauce, cake mix, and butter in a dish and baking it!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 645kcal
Author: The Kitchn


  • 2 cans whole berry cranberry sauce (14 oz)
  • 1 can apple pie filling (about 21-ounce)
  • 1 box yellow or white cake mix (15.25 oz)
  • 12 tbsp cold butter (1 ½) sticks (plus more for baking dish)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional!)
Makes: 9 x 13inch rectangle


  • Place the oven rack in the middle and preheat to 350°F. Lightly butter a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Pour in 2 cans (14 ounces each) of whole berry cranberry sauce and 1 can (about 21 ounces) of apple pie filling into the baking dish, then mix. Layer in the following order without stirring: Sprinkle an even layer of 1 box (15.25 ounces) of cake mix. Cut 1 1/2 sticks of cold unsalted butter into thin slices and evenly arrange them over the cake mix, covering the entire surface.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes until it's golden brown, bubbling, and a crispy crust starts to form. Let it cool for 10 minutes, then serve with vanilla ice cream if you like.


One serving = approx 4" x 3" piece.


Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 118g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2mg







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