Cranberry Apple Dump Cake

The classic “dump cake” recipe gets a festive holiday twist with fresh cranberries, chopped apples, pecans, and cake mix. The perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple dump cake, cranberry apple cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 298 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 2 apples peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 15 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • whipped cream


  1. Spread cranberries, apples, and pecans in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Sprinkle sugar and cake mix on top.

  2. Drizzle melted butter over cake mix, being sure that as much cake mix as possible is moistened.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Apple Dump Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 30g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.4%
Vitamin C 6.3%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.