Oh my goodness, I am so excited about this super easy “apple pie” cake because it’s absolutely scrumptious!

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful Homemaking

It uses a cake mix and canned apple pie filling, so it’s simple and fast, and yummy!

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful Homemaking

(Modified from Cake Mix Tricks by Stephanie Ashcraft)

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful Homemaking

INGREDIENTS:

  • One 15.25 ounce vanilla cake mix
  • One 21 ounce can apple pie filling
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful Homemaking

With your mixer, combine everything except the apple pie filling.
Gently stir in the apple pie filling.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 9×13 inch baking dish.
Now for an additional delectable layer of flavor, I added a crumbly topping.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of flour (I like unbleached)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful HomemakingMix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt, then cut in the butter till the mixture is crumbly.

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful HomemakingSpread the crumbly topping all over the top of the batter.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for around 35 up to 45 minutes
(start checking at 35), or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful Homemaking

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful HomemakingLet it cool for a few minutes, and you’re ready to serve.
This cake was a complete hit at our house!

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful HomemakingIt’s both like a yummy flavorful coffee cake, and yet like an apple pie too!

Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful Homemaking
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Apple Pie Cake

Course Cake, Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • One 15.25 ounce vanilla cake mix
  • One 21 ounce can apple pie filling
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup of flour (I like unbleached)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter

Instructions

  • With your mixer, combine all the cake ingredients, except the apple pie filling.
  • Gently stir in the apple pie filling.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • Then cut in the butter till the mixture is crumbly.
  • Spread the crumbly topping all over the top of the batter.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for around 35 minutes, up to 45 minutes (start checking at 35)
  • Or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful Homemaking
 
I know you’ll love this cake!
Apple Cake, Apple Pie Cake, Joyful Homemaking
If I’m in the mood for extra sweetness, sometimes I’ll drizzle vanilla frosting over the top!

Enjoy!

26 Comments

  1. That looks amazing! I am pinning and going to try this!

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  2. 5 stars
    Your Apple Pie Cake looks so moist and delicious, I would love a slice of this right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. This looks incredible and I’m eager to try it! I However, I noticed that the cake mix I bought calls for one more egg and more oil and water. Should I follow the instructions in the box or should I use less egg, oil and water? Thanks!

  4. Most of cake came to the top in different areas. Dont know why. Did exactly what recipe said. Could use some advice. Thanks

  5. After cake comes out of oven, can’t see much of crumb topping because cake batter cooked up all around it. Also it calls for flour in crumb topping but doesnt say all purpose or self rising. Wod like to try again but not sure if it will turn out like picture shows since my first one didnt. I also used cake pan instead glass dish. Not sure if they made a difference or not. Should I put more apple filling over batter? Maybe that would turn out better. Or put more crumb topping on top than what it says. Any advice wod b appreciated. Thanks jeh

    1. You know what, I think that might be it, sometimes I do double the strudel/crumble toppings in recipes cause that’s my family’s favorite part! I’ll fiddle with this recipe to see the difference, but I bet if you double the topping, that might be the trick. I’ll try it too and edit the recipe if that’s the case. 🙂

      1. I just made it and love it. I did my own apples and cooked slightly , 8 green apples. and used self raising flour as i did not have any plain flour and it is fine. Cooked it in a lasagna dish.

  6. Also should I use more than one can apple filling? Didnt know if that would keep cake batter from coming up all around crumb topping

    1. Okay, so I made it twice today, and they both still had bubbles, although the second one I think did better. I had thought I would double the streusel topping, but after I saw how much of it there was, I decided not too cause I was afraid it would be too much. The first one I made today, I did it just like the directions in the recipe. The edges still had the streusel on after baking, but the middle bubbled.
      First apple pie cake today
      The second cake I actually mixed everything by hand thinking maybe I had blended too much air in it the first time, and I also stirred the apple pie filling into the batter, instead of putting it on top of the batter. I do think it helped some, but there’s still bubbles.
      Second try today
      It’s similar to my Peach Dump Cake and my Raspberry Pie Cake so I’m not sure if it will ever be a pretty cake. I’m assuming the pictures I took, which I can tell from my watermarks, I’ve made and photographed it at least 3 different times not including today, were chosen from the prettier parts of the cakes.
      I can say that drizzled frosting or a big scoop of vanilla ice cream can make it look more scrumptious when you serve it. 🙂

  7. Thank u so much for doing that. Mine looks like yr first pic, so I guess I did it right. It does taste really good!

  8. I chopped up the apples and mixed them into the batter,and i made it into a caramel apple cake with a strudel topping. It was loved by all who tried it. Thank you for the recipe.

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