Apple-Sweet Potato Pecan Dump Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing


15 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2023
This quick cake has lots of delicious apples, sweet potatoes, spices, pecans and caramel. My surprise of white cheddar cheese enhances the wonderful filling. —Kathy Specht, Clinton, Montana
Apple-Sweet Potato Pecan Dump Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cut sweet potatoes in syrup, drained and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package butter pecan cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine pie filling, sweet potatoes, cinnamon and pie spice in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cake mix and cheese; dot with butter. Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with pecans. Bake until golden brown, 45-50 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Don't leave out the cheddar! It's subtle and adds a slightly sweet-salty flavor that makes this dump cake special.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1/2 cup: 347 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 373mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.