Gluten-free, 3-Ingredient Apple Cobbler|Dump Cake Recipe

specialsHey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversations about everything from handmade goodness to gluten-free goodies. Today, we are chatting about an easy, gluten-free dessert that the whole family will enjoy.

Years ago (and I do mean years ago), the company for which the hubby worked put together a cookbook from recipes the employees submitted. At the time, I had not been diagnosed with Celiac or Type 1 Diabetes, so I had no dietary restrictions–obviously, because I baked lots of desserts using lots of sugar and butter *wink* These days, I watch the amount of sugar and fat I consume–but sometimes, a deliciously sweet and comforting “cobbler” is good for the soul.

Now, if you have been reading my gluten-free posts, you know I do not cook complicated dishes. To be honest, I barely cook at all (thankfully, the hubby loves to grill on his Big Green Egg *wink*). However, the chilly temps and snow got me to craving an apple cobbler, and I thought about that recipe I had submitted years ago–“Even A Blonde Can Make This Cake”–So, I went on a mission to make this old favorite gluten-free.

WARNING–if you are watching your sugar and fat intake, do not make this cobbler|dump cake because it has lots of both *wink*

gluten-free dessert

Easy, gluten-free apple cobbler|dump cake ingredients + recipe


  • Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix
  • Lucky Leaf Lite Apple Pie Filling *No Sugar Added* (Lucky Leaf has a new look since I purchased my pie filling. Click here for more information.)
  • 2 Sticks of Organic Butter (I used salted, but unsalted would also work.)
Quick look at the nutrition facts of the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix

Quick look at the nutrition facts of the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix

Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling Ingredients

Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling Ingredients–the product does not state that it is gluten free; however, click here for more information about Lucky Leaf. This product has not affected me, but remember–what doesn’t bother me might bother you. Please research and call/email the company, if you have questions or concerns.

mixing/baking instructions

  1. Melt one stick of butter in a microwave-safe container in the microwave–until melted. I usually do this process 30 seconds at a time. Stirring well before putting it back into the microwave. I have no idea how to reduce the percentage on my microwave–like melt on 50% power for 15 seconds…Nope, I have no clue how to do that…but I do know how to wing it until the butter is liquid *wink*
  2. Spray a 9″ x 12″ glass baking dish with GF cooking spray or use butter. Personally, I do a combination of both because one can never use too much butter when cooking a cobbler. (I used a Pyrex baking dish because Pyrex rules bakeware, and I have never cooked this particular dessert in a metal pan.)
  3. Now, pour the melted butter in the baking dish being careful not to make a mess. No one likes to clean up messes.
  4. Add the pie filling and gently mix it with the melted butter. Gently stir.
  5. Pour the dry cake mix on top of the butter/pie filling mixture. DO NOT STIR! DO NOT MIX IT IN!
  6. Melt the second stick of butter just like you did the first stick.
  7. Pour the melted butter on top of the dry cake mix making sure to evenly distribute the butter. This will not completely cover the dry mix. It just adds more buttery goodness and a bit of a crisp to the top of the cobbler|dump cake.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated 350° oven for about 35 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  9. Remove from oven, and let it sit a spell before serving it. (If you want even more sugary goodness, serve it with a scoop of GF vanilla ice cream.)
  10. Sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and a bowl of easy, peasy GF apple cobbler.
Golden brown on top means it is ready to come out of the oven.

Golden brown on top means it is ready to come out of the oven. Just look at that buttery crispness!

This dessert is best enjoyed with good company and good coffee.

This dessert is best enjoyed with good company and good coffee.

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about an easy, gluten-free apple cobbler. This 3-ingredient dump cake may not be the traditional cobbler, but the taste is divinely addictive and the texture is deliciously moist *big smile*


12 thoughts on “Gluten-free, 3-Ingredient Apple Cobbler|Dump Cake Recipe

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    • Thanks so much for checking and confirming that the Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling is still gluten-free! *Yay!* And a big thank you for stopping by and visiting the blog *big smile* Let us know what you think about this super easy dessert.

  2. I use gluten free Musselmans apple pie filling (2 cans), dust with cinnamon only, honey roasted dry sliced almonds then the gluten free cake mix evenly sprinkled on top. Pats of Earth Balance Margarine work fine and I get many compliments.

    • Hi Pam! Thank you for visiting my blog! I have Celiac Disease, so I am always on the look out for gluten-free goodies and easy recipes. Let me know how the cobbler turns out for you.

  3. Hi looks yummy and can’t wait to try. Diagnosed a year ago gluten intolerant so thanks for this.
    I Do you have a question though, you said 9 x 13 pan but it looks in the picture like yours is more a 9 x 9 square, could you clarify that for me please?
    thank you

    • Thank you for stopping by! I am sorry to hear about your gluten intolerance. Good news is there are so many delicious GF options now, and it is getting easier to modify recipes to meet GF.

      I went back and looked at the photo, and it is totally not a 9×12 baking dish! Thank you for discovering this!!! I normally bake it in a 9×12 because I like it thinner and crisper. In this post, I used an 8×8 because my husband likes it thicker and fluffier. Both sizes work well. Another option is baking it in a cast-iron skillet. You’ll have to watch is more carefully, but it is totally worth it (especially if you like your cobbler a little more crispy and golden).

      Thanks again for stopping by and catching my oopsy! I’m going to update this post to reflect the actual size and add a couple of tips I’ve discovered since the original post.

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