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.
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.
Add butter, and rub together until it resembles a crumble. Set aside.
Toss the apples with brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice.
Make the cake batter according to the directions on the package.
Pour the batter into a 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Spread the apples over the batter.
Spread the crumble over the apples.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar and cut into squares.
Blogger Bree Hester of Baked Bree makes Apple Pie Cake. Want to have pie? Or want to have cake? Her Apple Pie Cake is the best of both worlds.