Apple-Cherry Dump Cake

You can't make dessert any easier than a dump cake recipe. Fruit lovers will have to try this version with chopped apples, tart cherries, and apple pie spice.

Apple-Cherry Dump Cake
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped apples

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted*

  • ½ cup dried tart cherries

  • Ice cream (optional)**


  1. Lightly coat a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine yogurt, milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir in next five ingredients (through salt). Stir in apples, walnuts, and cherries. Spoon batter into prepared cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on low 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hours or until cake registers 190°F to 200°F and center appears nearly set, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through, if possible.

  3. Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner from cooker. Cool, uncovered, 10 minutes. Remove cake; cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, serve with ice cream.


To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and stirring once or twice.

**Ice cream options

Black Walnut Ice CreamCherry-Vanilla Ice CreamCaramel Ice Cream

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 251mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2.3mg 12%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 153mg 3%
Folate, total 44.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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