25 Reviews

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!

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Clifford Boren November 20, 2002

I believe the original recipe calls for a stick of butter which equals 1/2 cup.

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Gamma's Kitchen October 21, 2013

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.

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Donna W. August 30, 2013

What a disappointment!!! I added one whole stick of butter to the top and it still wasn't enough,if I could do over, I would just mix it all together and bake it,that way you don't have a dry flour mixture after its baked...I will stick to the old fashioned recipes. This peach cobbler Sucks!!!

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Michelle V. August 09, 2015

It was eatable but not as good as I thought it would be

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Anonymous April 30, 2015

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.

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Jane P. December 08, 2014

It's good and basic. It could have used more crust though. I'm a curtsy kinda guy.

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Ryan R. January 05, 2014

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.

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sblashford November 11, 2012

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. .

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teresafahey September 26, 2012

Nice flavour & great potential! I found it a little bland and the texture was a little off.

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Debbb March 10, 2012
Cake Mix Apple Crisp