Apple Snickerdoodle Dump Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 27, 2023
With an apple farm just down the road, I'm always looking for creative ways to use up those bushels. We love this cozy apple snickerdoodle dump cake with caramel drizzle and a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream. —Rachel Garcia, Honolulu, Hawaii


  • 6 cups sliced, peeled tart apples (about 8 medium)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 package (17.9 ounces) snickerdoodle cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Toss apples with sugars and fruit juices; spread into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  2. Place cookie mix in a bowl; stir in contents of cinnamon-sugar packet. Sprinkle over apples. Drizzle with butter. Top with pecans.
  3. Bake until golden brown and apples are tender, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm, with whipped cream if desired.
Apple Snickerdoodle Dump Cake Tips

What kind of apples should you use to make apple snickerdoodle dump cake?

Our test kitchen loves using Granny Smith apples in this recipe, but other baking apples work, too.

Can you use other fruits in apple snickerdoodle dump cake?

Pears will also work, since they have a similar moisture level as apples. Canned apple pie filling is also an option if you don't have fresh. Try throwing in a handful of dried cranberries or other fruit as a nice way to switch things up.

What toppings can you put on apple snickerdoodle dump cake?

Serve apple snickerdoodle dump cake with sweetened whipped cream or our best ever vanilla ice cream.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 475 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.