Bready or Not Original: Walnut Apple Dump Cake
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Bready or Not Original: Walnut Apple Dump Cake

This easy-to-make cake is meant to be scooped out, not neatly cut. Delicious on its own or with vanilla ice cream!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: apple, cake
Author: Beth Cato



  • 6 medium apples like Granny Smith or Pink Lady, or a mix
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar packed, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped, divided


  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Use nonstick spray or grease with butter the inside of a 13x9 pan (note: don't line with foil).
  • Peel and slice apples and place in pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon over apples.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and remaining brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Follow up with flour and 1/2 cup of walnuts.
  • Drop dollops of dough all over apples, covering as much as possible. Sprinkle remaining walnuts over top.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes. Top should be golden and apples tender when poked with a fork.
  • Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold. Store covered in foil, in fridge or on counter top, for up to three days. Fantastic with ice cream!