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Apple Dump Cake Recipe for the Ninja Foodi

Written by: Emily Smith

This apple dump cake is my go-to comfort dessert! Just toss apples, cake mix, and butter into the Ninja Foodi, and voila - a warm, heavenly treat in under an hour!

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Got a sweet tooth and love simple recipes? I'm sharing my go-to dessert, the Apple Dump Cake, which I usually whip up in my trusty Ninja Foodi. It's a crowd pleaser every time. Bursting with juicy apples, rich sweetness from the yellow cake mix, and a hint of warm cinnamon. Beyond delicious! Plus, it's so easy to make that you'll find yourself reaching for this recipe again and again. Enjoy it warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream - pure delight! Let's get cooking.

Ingredients for Apple Dump Cake in the Ninja Foodi

  • Yellow cake mix: Adds sweetness and structure to the cake layer, creating a delicious base for the apple filling.
  • Apple pie filling: Provides the fruity, sweet filling for the cake, infusing each bite with apple goodness.
  • Butter: Melts over the cake mix, adding richness and moisture to the dessert, enhancing its overall flavor.
  • Cinnamon: Infuses warmth and spice into the dessert, complementing the sweetness of the apples and cake mix.
  • Vanilla ice cream: Optional but delightful topping that adds a creamy contrast to the warm apple dump cake.

Essential Tools for Making Ninja Foodi Apple Dump Cake

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines baking and air frying functions for efficient cooking.
  • Bowl: Used for mixing the cake mix and cinnamon before sprinkling over the apple pie filling.
  • Spatula: Helps to spread the cake mix evenly over the apple pie filling.
  • Measuring cup: Ensures accurate measurement of melted butter for drizzling over the cake mix.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 cans of apple pie filling
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional, for serving)


  1. Preheat your Ninja Foodi to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cake mix and cinnamon.
  3. Spread the apple pie filling in the bottom of the Ninja Foodi pot.
  4. Sprinkle the cake mix mixture over the apple pie filling.
  5. Drizzle the melted butter over the cake mix.
  6. Close the Ninja Foodi lid and cook for 45 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 380 kcal | Carbohydrates: 62 g | Protein: 2 g | Total Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 31 mg | Sodium: 420 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 35 g | Calcium: 30 mg | Potassium: 120 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 150 µg | Vitamin C: 4 mg

Preparing and Storing Apple Dump Cake Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the apple dump cake as instructed but do not bake.
  • Cover the ninja foodi pot with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, then bake as directed.

Freezing Instructions

  • After assembling the apple dump cake, cover the ninja foodi pot tightly with foil.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to bake, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then bake as directed.

One interesting fact about this apple dump cake recipe for the ninja foodi is that you can add a sprinkle of chopped pecans or walnuts to the cake mix for an extra crunch and nutty flavor. It's a simple way to elevate the texture and taste of the dessert!

Common Questions About Making Apple Dump Cake in the Ninja Foodi

Can I use a different flavor of cake mix for this recipe?
Yes, you can experiment with different cake mix flavors to create unique variations of the apple dump cake.
How can I make this recipe more indulgent?
You can add a sprinkle of chopped nuts or a dollop of whipped cream on top of the apple dump cake before serving for a more indulgent treat.
Can I use fresh apples instead of apple pie filling?
While apple pie filling is recommended for this recipe, you can use fresh apples if you prefer. Just make sure to cook them down with some sugar and spices before adding them to the Ninja Foodi.
Is there a way to make this recipe healthier?
To make this recipe a bit healthier, you can try using a sugar-free cake mix, reducing the amount of butter, or opting for a lighter topping like Greek yogurt instead of ice cream.
Can I store leftovers of this apple dump cake?
Yes, you can store any leftovers of the apple dump cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just reheat in the Ninja Foodi or microwave before serving.

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