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*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.