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Hot Spiced Apple Cider – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Enjoy the flavors of this Spiced Apple Cider and it will warm you up from your head to your pinky toes.

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

I LOVE these flavors. It just tastes like Fall feels and there is just nothing like a warm drink on a crisp evening. Put a pot of this Spiced Apple Cider on the stove to add fragrance to your house and a treat in your coffee mug!


  • 6 Cups of Apple Cider or juice
  • 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Allspice
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Salt optional but it adds a little something!
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Nutmeg optional
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon


  • In a large saucepan, combine the apple cider, brown sugar, allspice, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

  • Bring to a boil while stirring every now and then.

  • Reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Can I make this Hot Spiced Apple Cider in my automatic coffee maker?

I personally have not tried making  Spiced Apple Cider in a coffee maker but readers have written in telling me that they have used their coffee maker successfully with this recipe.  Just make sure it’s cleaned well and good (check the owners manual) before you serve coffee in it the next time.

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Meal Plan Monday #234 – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Collage photo of the recipes featured at Meal plan Monday 234

Collage photo of the recipes featured at Meal plan Monday 234

Hey Y’all, welcome to Meal Plan Monday 234!

Meal Plan Monday is the place to inspire your weekly meal planning with tons of delicious recipes! We’re so happy to have you join us this week. We have tons of delicious recipes to share.

Each week at Meal Plan Monday, we show off a few recipes that caught our eye that we think you’ll love too followed by an all new line up of recipes shared by our food blogging friends.

There is something to suit everybody’s taste, so get comfy and feast your eyes to pick out your faves to try at home this week.

Meal Plan Monday 234 Featured Recipes

Fall salad with apples and pecans on a plate with a cider dressing to the side

Fall Green Salad from Biscuits & Burlap

A delicious Fall Green Salad with apples and pecans and a tangy apple cider vinaigrette dressing sounds like the perfect lunch for the autumn season.

Hashbrown and ground beef casserole on a white plate

Best Hashbrown Beef Bake from 5 Dollar Dinners

This hashbrown beef bake is a wonderful comfort food meal! It can also be made ahead and frozen to reheat later.

A chocolate chip apple cake with a chocolate glaze on top

Glazed Chocolate Chip Apple Cake from Who Needs A Cape

Talk about a perfect dessert for autumn! Wow, we’ll take a big slice please!

Our Host Feature of the Week

Tried and True Macaroni and Tomatoes Recipe

Macaroni & Tomatoes from Julia’s Simply Southern

This tried and true dish has been a favorite for generations. Once a budget friendly meal to feed a family during tough times, this dish is still loved by many.

Keep scrolling to discover over a hundred more recipes at Meal Plan Monday 234!

If you’re joining us here at Meal Plan Monday for the first time, just click on any of the photos that catch your eye. You’ll be taken to get the recipe or pin it for later.

With so many amazing choices, it will be hard to decide what to try first!


Caramel Apple Dump Cake – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Enjoy this delicious mouth watering Caramel Apple Dump Cake and scroll down to find out where the “dump” comes from.

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

I’m a caramel person, always have been, always will be. When I was a little girl I’d save my pennies and walk to the store around the corner from our house where I’d buy penny caramels. This was back in the early seventies when six year olds could walk to a candy store by themselves and no one thought twice about it. I’d count out a caramel for each penny I had, saving a few pennies for tax, then come home with my little brown paper bag of penny caramels and hide them under my blue jeans in the drawer because I was convinced that everyone loved them as much as I did (they didn’t). Then, I’d ration them out to one a day, all the while saving up more pennies for when my stock ran low.

Nowadays, I have a whole grocery budget and a wonderful Fall Baking season to bring my love of caramel into play! This dump cake brings in the thrill of apples and a flavorful butter topped cake for a perfect dessert.

But before we get to the recipe first let’s answer the age old question…

What is dump cake?

When I share the caramel apple dump cake recipe, I get this question a lot.   

Dump cake simply means a cake where you ‘dump’ the ingredients in the pan and bake it!  Yep that’s it. 

If you find yourself needing a caramel fix, here ya go! 

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

The ingredients for this one are easy peasy: Butter cake mix (We’re using golden butter but you can use whatever you like), two cans apple pie filling, cinnamon (and some allspice if you like), and Kraft Caramel Baking Bits is what I used. 

  • Begin by mixing up your cake mix according to package directions.

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

  • ‘Dump’ both cans of apples into a bowl and add spices.
  • Stir to coat and place in bottom of 3 quart baking dish (or 9×13 cake pan). Sprinkle caramel bits on top.
  • Now pour that prepared cake mix on top of this. 

Can I use a different cake mix for my caramel apple dump cake?

Absolutely!  Yellow cake mix is what I use but others have recommended spiced cake mix, or vanilla cake mix.  But choose whatever your heart desires.

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

  • Slice an entire stick of butter into pats and arrange over top of mix. Sprinkle with a wee bit more cinnamon, if you like. Or add a bit of nutmeg to spice things up.

By now some of you are starting to think that this is probably not one of my diet recipes….you catch on quick. But it sure is good! 😉 

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

  • Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  • Serve warm with ice cream and caramel sauce to take it over the top!

There you have it, the best caramel apple dump cake that will ever cross your lips 🙂 Enjoy!


  • 2 20 oz cans of apple pie filling 21 oz each
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon If you are using a spice cake mix might want to decrease the cinnamon a bit.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1/2 cup or a good handful Kraft caramel bits – can use more if you like!
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix (or any cake mix you prefer) prepared
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Optional: Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce
  • Optional: Nutmeg (adds a little more spice)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions, set aside.

  • In a mixing bowl, mix together apple pie filling, allspice and cinnamon.

  • Spoon into a greased 3 quart baking dish or a 9×13 cake pan.

  • Top with caramel bits and then yellow cake mix. Smooth until it covers the caramels evenly.

  • Cut butter into slices and cover the entire yellow cake mix. Don’t be afraid to use more!

  • Bake for 50 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce!

Looking for another caramel apple cake treat?

Check out:

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