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Dinner and Dessert: 30-Minute Mini Meat Loaves + Apple Dump Cake

Busy weeknights don’t have to mean choosing between a homemade dinner or dessert everyone will love. We show you how simple it is to make family dinnertime even more special with just a little planning. It’s hard to resist the comfort of classic meat loaf and apple cake!
dinner and dessert: 30 minute mini meat loaves and apple dump cake

Have your cake and meatloaf too! We’re doubling down on comfort-food classics in a Dinner and Dessert pairing your family is sure to love. Start with our top-rated 30-Minute Mini Meat Loaves and complete the meal (while catching up on each other’s busy day!) with a new super-simple Apple Dump Cake.

First, preheat your oven to 450°F and gather the ingredients for the meat loaves.

mini meat loaves ingredients

Prep the meat loaves as directed on the recipe page.

prep for mini meat loaves

Bake for 18-20 minutes. While the meat loaves are cooking, gather the three (!) ingredients for the dump cake: 4 cups chopped apples (about 2-3 apples), one box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix and ¾ cup melted butter.

ingredients for apple dump cake

Prepare the dump cake as directed on the recipe page. It only takes 10 minutes!

prep for apple dump cake

Once the meat loaves are done cooking, remove from oven and decrease the oven temp to 350°F.

30 minute mini meat loaves

Once the oven is at 350°F, bake the dump cake for 45-50 minutes. 

The dump cake will bake as your family eats dinner. When the cake has finished baking, no need to let it cool completely—it’s best served and enjoyed warm!

apple dump cake


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