Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is called "My Sister Maria's Easy Apple Cake". It is a quick and yummy cake for dessert. Good warm and topped with ice cream. It bakes in a 9x9 pan, so you do not have a ton of cake. Just enough for a nice weekday dessert. **Please note the size of the cake mix. It is a little box, I use the Jiffy cake mix. I have made this cake many times to take with a meal I have made for a friend that has been sick or had a baby.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 9-inch square cake pan (can use a disposable foil cake pan) with 1 tbs butter.
  2. Prepare cake mix as described on cake box, with 1/2 cup water and the egg.
  3. Peel and dice apple into small bits. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and sugar and mix well.
  4. Pour cake batter into prepared cake pan. Spread apples on top of cake batter, evenly covering the entire top of the cake. ( I tend to put a little more towards the edges so that when the cake rises in the oven the apples don't fall to the center of the cake.).
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Best if served warm with ice cream. Very good at room temperature though.
Most Helpful

I doubled this recipe as I had a regular cake mix, and it turned out good, I used honey crisp apples...

CIndytc October 09, 2008

Wonderful! I made it just as the recipe states and it"s warm and comforting. Great without the ice cream!

linguinelisa November 03, 2010

This was a FANTASTIC little recipe. I made it just to have a light dessert after our meal since it has been so bitter cold. It turned out to be a HUGE hit! I followed directions exacly, but used a granny smith apple as that was all I had on hand. My husband ate 3/4 of it himself! I was told to make a bigger one next time, so Duncan Hines here I come! LOL!! It is a great light dessert with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream on top oi it, easy and quick too!

Michelle S. December 07, 2008