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.