Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 45 mins

Serve this warm with a dollop of whipped cream--YUM!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350*.
  2. Grease bottom of 13x9 pan.
  3. Spread apples and raisins over bottom of pan.
  4. In lg bowl, combine cake mix, the 1/2 cup water, butter, sour cream and eggs.
  5. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  6. Spoon evenly over fruit in pan.
  7. In sm saucepan, bring 2 cups water and brown sugar to boiling.
  8. Pour over batter.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes, or until pick comes out clean.


Most Helpful

Ahh...Mizz Nez, I am so glad you shared this wonderful cake recipe. It is really so good!! The cake does remind me of apple dumplings without all of the work of making them. I actually shared this with my brother because he loves apple dumplings so much. He gave it a 5 thumbs up, and asked me to give the recipe to my SIL. So, I guess they will be making it again, and so will I. Thanks for sharing this one out of your millions of great recipes! :-)

Miss Annie October 08, 2002

I had a craving for a good apple dessert. Your cake was very delicious and exactly what I was looking for. It does taste a lot like apple dumplings without all the bother. My husband and I got a yummy in our tummy feeling. I am planning on making this again for Thanksgiving Eve, when all my family will start showing up for the holidays. Thank-you Inez.

Natalie Z November 11, 2002

This is the exact same recipe listed in my 1980 Pillsbury Sweet Success book!
which even has a picture of it. Should resemble an upside down cake. I also make it tad different to cut calories some. I used yellow cake mix, 1 tspn cinnamon, 1/8 tspn cloves, 1/8 tspn nutmeg, I only used 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup butter and put in 1/2 cup applesauce.

netabuddie February 05, 2011

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