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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.

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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.

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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

Review and Comment

    Prysms87 days ago
    This would also be good drizzled with caramel sauce...or maybe both icecream and caramel sauce! Yummmm :)

    merryman187 days ago
    Topping; 1cup flour, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup butter,cut into small pieces.
    Filling; 6 apples peeled, thinly sliced, 3tbsp packed brown sugar, 1tsp ground cinnamon, 2tsp lemon juice.
    Cake; 1 box Betty crocker super moist yellow cake mix, 1 1/3 cups water, 1/3 cup oil, 3 eggs.
    ahmay151 days ago
    I just baked this today. It was a hit, everybody loved it. I served it with a scope of vanilla ice cream (like apple pie a la mode) and it was delicious! Thank you for this easy to bake and yummy recipe!!!
    JBL1301583 days ago
    Please show ingredients in measured quantities rather than each. 6 apples can be 3 lbs or 5 lbs. Or show cups of sliced peeled apples.
    Rainiergirl247 days ago
    That glass measuring cup equals 2 liters, and 2 liters equals 8 cups.....so there you go :)
    alicia5358 days ago
    I'm going to try this soon, sounds great. But I'm going to cook the filling to give it more of pie filling texture, because it likes a little dry, I'll tell you how it turns out.
    Please let us know how it turns out! 
    Rhobe87 days ago
    To get the full recipe, just type "apple pie cake" in box at top of page-voila!
    Zag2007198 days ago
    Where are we to find the ingrediant amounts?
    KitchenG200 days ago
    There are no measurements. Can you please be more specific.
    LydiaM385 days ago
    What a great idea! I was wodnering what to do with these apples sitting around but did not want to make a pie either!But cake! Yes! My family will love this and eat IT UP!thanks so much
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