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.

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

    merryman316 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.
    ahmay280 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!!!
    LLDillon38 days ago
    A cooking temperature would be amazing. Not having the recipe in the comments and with the actual recipe would be helpful as well!!!
    Quirin6412 days ago
    The temperature and time would be the ones on the cake mix box.  I think it is 375 degrees for 25-30 mins in a 13x9 glass flat dish.
    Prysms216 days ago
    This would also be good drizzled with caramel sauce...or maybe both icecream and caramel sauce! Yummmm :)

    JBL1301712 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.
    Rainiergirl376 days ago
    That glass measuring cup equals 2 liters, and 2 liters equals 8 cups.....so there you go :)
    Zukyg17 days ago
    Excellent cake! Made it for my mom's birthday and it was a hit! My nephew even posted it on Facebook. It took me a lot longer than 35 minutes in the oven, but it turned out just fine.
    Janielee9823 days ago
    I make mine with a lemon cake and apple pie filling. The 2 flavors are great together. 
    Smothermother61 days ago
    Where do I find the ingredients list?
    nanniej93 days ago
    i was wondering can you use a can or two of apples in a can if you do not have real apples i am sure it would be like a apple pie.
    Dragonfly72102 days ago
    looks good -going to try it
    alicia53187 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! 
    Rhobe216 days ago
    To get the full recipe, just type "apple pie cake" in box at top of page-voila!
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