Gluten Free Apricot Dump Cake Cobbler
I needed to make a dessert on the fly for our yearly church picnic this year. We had just gotten back in town from a nine day trip to Boston and Williamsburg. I looked in my cupboards and remembered I had three cans of Apricot Pie Filling that I had purchased several months ago. I had the idea of making one of these scrumptious desserts, and so it was born. I planned on using a regular cake mix (which I always have on hand). But no, by golly, the only thing I had available was a gluten free cake mix, so that’s what I used!
I have always enjoyed this EASY, 5-ingredient recipe. From the first time I tried a Dump Cake in 1978, I’ve been a believer! The bottom layer includes three cans of Apricot Pie Filling (or your favorite pie filling). It’s layered with coconut, nuts (any kind will work but I used walnuts), then it’s topped with dry cake mix (gluten free in this case), and one cup of melted butter that’s poured over the top. It’s an easy, no fuss, no mess dessert that’s called “Dump Cake”, but it’s really more like a cobbler.
I made a couple of these tasty cobblers and gave one of them to a friend down the street who has Celiac Disease. She doesn’t actually eat much dessert (although she tried this). When she brought the dish back, she told me her husband is the one who really has a sweet tooth!
I labeled the dessert for any of the hundreds of folks going through the potluck lines at our church picnic so they would realize it was gluten free. I also brought a Lemon Cheesecake Fluff. Yum. We ended up leaving early, but the dessert was almost all gone by then. Apricot Dump Cake Cobbler can be made with or without a gluten free cake mix–whatever your particular needs are. Either way is delicious. Regardless of how you make it, everyone will be drooling after sampling a bite. Yum.
Gluten Free Apricot Dump Cake Cobbler is more like a cobbler than a cake.
It’s wonderful with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream on top.
Every bite will have you drooling!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. You can use either a gluten free cake mix or regular yellow cake mix.
Spoon Apricot Pie Filling into a 9×13″ glass baking dish.
Sprinkle pie filling with coconut.
Add chopped walnuts, or any kind of nuts you prefer.
Sprinkle dry cake mix over top.
Drizzle dry cake mix with a cup (two sticks) melted butter (as evenly as you can).
You won’t be able to get the whole Dump Cake covered, but do the best you can.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes or until edges start bubbling up and cobbler is a light brown.
Serve warm, if desired.
Add some Vanilla Ice Cream if you enjoy that.
I love the fact that this easy dessert uses ONLY 5 ingredients!
Here’s the recipe.
GLUTEN FREE APRICOT DUMP CAKE COBBLER
(My own concoction)
Gluten Free Apricot Dump Cake Cobbler
- 1 9×13" glass baking dish
- measuring cups
- 1 wooden spoon
- 1 nut chopper if nuts are not previously chopped
- 1 microwaveable dish to melt butter
- 17 oz. box gluten free yellow cake mix dry (or use a regular yellow cake mix)
- 63 oz. can Apricot Pie Filling (three 21-oz. cans–Lucky Leaf makes this)
- 1 cup sweetened coconut
- 1 cup walnuts chopped (measure after chopping)
- 1 cup salted butter melted (2 sticks)
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Melt butter in a measuring cup in a microwave oven (at 50% power).
- Set aside.
- Spoon pie filling into a 9×13” glass baking dish.
- Sprinkle coconut evenly over top.
- Then sprinkle walnuts evenly over top of the coconut.
- Spread dry cake mix over top of the nuts.
- Drizzle melted butter, as evenly as possible, over top of the cake mix, covering as much of the dry cake mix as possible.
- Bake at 350º for about 45 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
We enjoy Dump Cakes served with ice cream.
This is a terrific dessert for company dinners or potlucks since it’s so easy to make and everyone always loves these fruity desserts. 🙂
Whether you use a regular cake mix or gluten free cake mix, this delectable dessert will be enjoyed by all. If you enjoy apricots, that will be an even bigger bonus!