Slow Cooker Cake Mix Apple Cobbler

I just can't get enough of Apple Desserts right now! I found an old family cookbook and saw this recipe in there. It was so easy and so delicious!

It is HOT here in Dallas, Texas and I refuse to open my oven, cook with my oven, or you know, do ANYTHING with my oven!
This recipe is perfect if you want to throw a dessert together quickly!

How to Make Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

Now if you are new to cooking or you just want a fast dessert, this recipe is for you!
All you need for this recipe is an Apple Pie Filling, Cake Mix, and Butter! You read that right, that is ALL you need!
1. First take the apple pie filling and put in into the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Then dump the cake mix right on top
3. Take the butter and pour it carefully on top of the cake mix. Don’t MIX! That is the most important thing! – Then cook in your slow cooker and you are GOOD TO GO!

How to make apple cobbler in the instant pot

Did you know you can make this recipe right inside of the instant pot? It is just as easy of the Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler – but it is SO MUCH FASTER! Here is how you do it:
1. Dump your apple pie filling into a pan that fits inside of you Instant Pot. I use this one HERE.
2. Pour 2 cups of yellow cake mix on top of your apple pie filling
3. Melt 4 Tablespoons of butter and pour it on top of your cake mix. DO NOT MIX IT!
4. Pour 1 cup of water into your instant pot. Put a trivet in, then place your pan on top.
5. Put your lid on, push manual and cook for 25 minutes. (Make sure the knob is on sealing)
6. When it is done, push the knob to venting (quick release). Serve while it is still hot!

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Now you can serve this with cinnamon, ice cream, whipping cream, or anything else you want! I personally like it right when it is done cooking, (so it is VERY HOT) and putting some vanilla ice cream on top. Melted ice cream on this is AMAZING! ha ha!

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Slow Cooker Cake Mix Apple Cobbler
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  • 1Yellow Cake Mix
  • 20 oz can of Apple Pie Filling
  • 6 Tablespoons of butter, melted


  1. Dump your can of Apple Pie Filling into the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Spread your yellow cake mix over the apple pie filling.
  3. Then spoon your butter onto the cake mix - DON'T mix the cake mix and butter around. The moisture will make it cook.
  4. Cook on High for 4 hours in your slow cooker.
  5. I took it out right after it was done cooking and put ice cream on top. . . it was SO good!
  6. Hope you like it as much as we did!

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89 Responses to “Slow Cooker Cake Mix Apple Cobbler”

  1. My family makes a version of this and we call it "Dump Cake" Our version is baked in the oven using a can of crushed pineapple mixed with a can of cherry pie filling in a baking dish, sprinkle the dry cake mix on top and put the pats of butter on the dry mix. bake in the oven until golden on top and eat warm.
  2. Making this tonight for church sunday social, hope everyone likes it. I'm using peach, but I have more ingredients to make again next week for my husband's bday, and will be doing apple. It seems like it's burning around the edges but the house smells sooooooooooooooooooo good!
  3. I believe that this recipe needs to be amended per all the comments made, cake mix not to be prepared as normal, size of crockpot used, can of Sprite instead of butter...possibly spraying the crockpot with nonstick spray (as in the oven version) and cooking on LOW rather than HIGH which might alleviate the burned comments. It is a good recipe per oven version which uses two cans of pie filling in a 9 x 13 pan.
  4. I made this tonight! I used a 6.5qt slowcooker and cooked it on low for 4 hours. It made enough for me and my boyfriend to have a nice big bowl each with some vanilla bean icecream. I would suggest if you're making it for a family of 4 or 5 to use 3 20oz canned apple pie filling & 2 cake mixes. (there is more cake part than apple) and then of course cook it longer (maybe 5 or 5 1/2 hrs? Mine burnt a little around the edges but I didn't mind, we just didn't eat that part. It was a quick simple and filling dessert. We usually don't have time to make dessert (ha or dinner for that matter!) because of our 3 1/2 month old, but I like that it took me 3 minutes tops to throw this all together. Thanks for the recipe!
  5. I made this recipe yesterday for a legion auxiliary dinner meeting and it was a big hit. Not a scrap left! I used my white oval crock pot that is probably 5-5 1/2 qts. I used 3 - 20 oz cans of apple pie filling and one yellow cake mix. I used probably 8-9 tbs of butter melted on top. I also sprayed the sides and bottom of crock pot very good with baking spray. I cooked it on high for 4 1/2 hrs. It did not burn and turned out just perfect.
  6. Jane Walker
    Ok I put these exact ingredients in a really big crock pot. I think it's one of the biggest ones you can get and I put it on high. In about an hour and a half, I noticed it started to burn on the edges so I turned it off and ate it. It's awesome. I put a few more about 9 tablespoons of butter though and it was so buttery-licious.
  7. Kimberly Honeycutt
    Our Nursing Home Residents had a blast making this. We doubled the ingredients and went with peach. The long wait mixed with the aroma made the anticipation even better. They LOVED it. I am making this for my family this Thanksgiving. Thank you!
  8. I use this all the time in my crock pot....try apple pie filling with spice cake....cherry pie filling with chocolate cake mix....berry pie filling with white cake mix....I always use a crock pot liner cook on high for an hour then turn down to low for 2 or 3 hours...never turns out bad...I also put in the freezer and eat small portions as needed
  9. Cheryl
    Made this in instant pot and cake part was dry and uncooked with a butter soaked rubbery top layer. Definitely not worth making in instant pot. I used a 6 qt instant pot, 7 in cake pan, 20 oz can cherry pie filling, 2 cups dry cake mix and 6 Tbsp melted margerine. Followed directions for IP and results were extremely poor.

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