Every time I go to the grocery store I pick up a cake mix or two. There is a shelf in my pantry completely devoted to baking supplies. I love to make cupcakes and cakes. I make cupcakes at least once a week. You might wonder how I don’t have a weight problem with a hobby like this. The answer is simple. I have four hungry boys and one hungry hubby who love my baking addiction.

I decided to try something a little different this past week, so not only did a make a batch of cupcakes but I also tried my hand at making a dump cake. It was super simple and tasted pretty good too. My husband loved it topped with a dollop of sweet whipped cream.

Simple Apple Spice Dump Cake

5 small apples

1 box yellow or vanilla cake mix

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cube of butter, melted

Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Wash, core and thinly slice the apples. Toss them in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish and spread them out so they cover the bottom of the dish. Evenly sprinkle the cake mix over the top of the apples. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg over the top of the cake mix. Pour the melted butter randomly over the top of the mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Pull out of the oven and serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or topped with whipped cream.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.