Easy Apple Spice Cake

"This flavorful cake, made with spice cake mix and fresh apples, comes from the "Apple Lovers' Cookbook." If you use unsalted margarine, it's lactose-free."
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  • Blend half a package (approximately 2 1/4 cups) cake mix, water, and egg in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed until batter is smooth.
  • Pour half the batter into a greased 9" square pan.
  • Combine remaining cake mix with cinnamon; add melted butter (or margarine) and vanilla.
  • Toss with a fork to form large crumbs.
  • Sprinkle half of crumb mixture over batter in pan.
  • Arrange 1 cup of apple slices over crumb mixture.
  • Carefully spoon on remaining batter.
  • Arrange rest of apple slices over batter.
  • Dot with the butter and sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven 40-45 minutes or until done.
  • Serve warm.

Questions & Replies

  1. How would this work with canned apple pie filling?


  1. Easy and very good! I suggest not to measure 21/4 cups because the cake batter does settle. My box had not even 4 cups so i just divided it.I also added almond slivers in with the crumb mixture. I made it in a 10 inch pie dish then after baked and cooled dusted with powdered sugar. Kree thumbs up! If I had 5 thumbs they`d all be up. Yummy!
  2. Everyone loved this cake, it was so delicious! I served it slightly warm with whip cream on top. It is simple to make! I followed Rita's suggestion about dividing the cake mix and it does work fine. I forgot to add the vanilla but will do that next time. Baking time was right on for me. Awesome recipe Kree, thank you.


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