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Apple Pie Cake

Sometimes you want cake and sometimes you want pie. My Apple Pie Cake is both, making it a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Past Contributor
I have a confession to make: This cake came out of my desire to not make a pie crust. And not to have to run to the grocery store the night before Thanksgiving. I was planning on making an apple crumb pie and just did not feel like dealing with pie crust. I was tired, sick of cleaning my kitchen and so over washing dishes and ready to call it a night. 

So I took a look around my pantry and found a box of cake mix. Perfect, always a good place to start. I combined it with traditional apple pie filling ingredients and the rest is history. Sometimes the best ideas are born out of necessity, right? 

Gather your ingredients.

In a small bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar and salt. apple-pie-cake_2
Add butter, and rub together until it resembles a crumble. Set aside. apple-pie-cake_3
Toss the apples with brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. apple-pie-cake_4
Make the cake batter according to the directions on the package. apple-pie-cake_5
Pour the batter into a 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. apple-pie-cake_7
Spread the apples over the batter. apple-pie-cake_8
Spread the crumble over the apples. apple-pie-cake_9
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. apple-pie-cake_10
Sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar and cut into squares. apple-pie-cake_15