Christmas Dump Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Lindas Busy Kitchen

Try this one out for size this holiday season, or anytime really. My oh my, what a delicious dessert this is! I love mine with French Vanilla ice cream on top!

Top Review by Crafty Lady 13

This one was my personal favorite out of all the dump cakes I made for My 3 Chefs. Because the first dump cake I made had too much dry cake mix left on top, I decided to sprinkle some unsweetened applesauce on top before sprinkling on the nuts (I used about 3/4 cup but next time I think I will cut it down to 1/2 cup of applesauce). I also used Pillsbury's sugar-free yellow cake mix and the nuts I used were walnuts. I had to cook the cake for about 20 minutes longer because of the applesauce. The cake was moist and super flavorful. I loved the combination of cranberries, apples and walnuts. Everyone at work said that this cake definitely deserved 5 stars. Made for My 3 Chefs October 2013.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) can cranberry sauce, whole
  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 12 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 12 cup almonds or 12 cup walnuts, chopped or 12 cup granola cereal


  1. Heat oven to 325.
  2. Dump cranberry sauce into an ungreased 9 x 13" pan and spread around the pan as well as you can.
  3. Dump Apple Pie filling into pan. Spread mixture evenly over cranberry sauce then "sift" dry cake mix on top.
  4. Cut up butter and dot top of cake.
  5. Sprinkle nuts or granola on top of cake.
  6. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes.
  7. Cool 10 minutes, then cut into squares.
  8. Serve with Cool Whip or ice cream.

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