Quick and Easy Spice Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe was given to me by my mom, who lives in a retirement community and this cake recipe was requested over and over again at potluck functions. I have one baking in the oven right now and it smells heavenly. Please see bottom for variations.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box spice cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling (21 ounce can)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl combine cake mix, apple pie filling and eggs.
  3. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Spray a 9X13 pan with cooking spray.
  5. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon well.
  6. Pour half the cake batter into the sprayed pan.
  7. Sprinkle half the sugar/cinnamon mixture over the cake mixture.
  8. Pour remaining cake mixture into the pan, and spread evenly.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture on top.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  11. ***Original recipe also stated that you could switch spice cake mix with a yellow cake mix and Peach pie filling for the apple pie filling. It also said that there was no need for frosting, but a dollop of cool whip might be nice.


Most Helpful

Because I did not have a spice cake mix, I made this with a yellow cake mix to which I added 1 tsp. cinnamon plus 1/2 tsp. each cloves and nutmeg. Otherwise I followed the recipe. It is very good, and the whole family enjoyed it.

Deb G February 27, 2011

I made this cake for my husband to take to his potluck at work. He brought me a piece back home. He thought it deserved 3 stars because it wasn't a yellow or chocolate cake. I thought much higher of this little gem! It was so easy to put together and tasted so moist and yummy! I may have needed to bake longer, because the center was really gooey and caved in. That was my favorite part, but it didn't look pretty that way. I will make this again. It tastes too good not to try it again.

IndianaNana December 22, 2007

Absolutely sinful!! If I had let them, the kids would have eaten the entire pan. So quick and easy to make, I'll be making this one on a regular basis.

Mrldrose June 27, 2007

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