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Great stuff! Instead of sugar, I used Equal and used three tbs. Also doubled the cinnamon. Used Black Twig apples from Julian, a mountain apple growing community above San Diego. Wow, is that good!
I believe the original recipe calls for a stick of butter which equals 1/2 cup.
taste was OK - nothing spectacular. Like many others I found that extra butter was needed on top. half way through baking I had to add more butter to moisten the dust balls of cake mix. I also had to bake it for more time than stated, even with slicing the apples thin. Next time instead of buying cake mix, I'll just save the money and go back to my grandmother's tried and true recipe.
It was eatable but not as good as I thought it would be
If you notice, the recipe calls for a 9 oz cake mix. This is equivalent to a Jiffy size cake mix, not your Betty Crocker size. If you use the larger cake mix, then it's going to be too dry. Also the original recipes uses 1/2 cup of butter, not 1/4 c. It all makes a difference.
It's good and basic. It could have used more crust though. I'm a curtsy kinda guy.
I made it tonight, using the recommendations of others who said the topping needed more butter. It was still dry.
My experience is that 1 T of cinnamon could not possibly result in a bland result, as others reported. I used 1 teaspoon and it was fine.
Bottom line, I see no reason to use a cake mix at all. Just throw some butter, flour and brown or white sugar mixture on some apples, and the result will be better than this.
I cannot seem to keep my spoon out of this dish!! I did happen to have a spice Cake mix on hand, so I used that. I also added whole pecans to the mix before baking. And drizzled some Mrs. Richardson's caramel sauce on top after it came out of the oven. .
Nice flavour & great potential! I found it a little bland and the texture was a little off.
Great easy recipe, and turned out delicious. I also sprinkled some nutmeg and allspice on top before I put it in the oven. I also added a few more tablespoons of butter than just the 1/4 cup. Delicious! Thank you for posting.