Mom's Apple Cake

September 29, 2011



This is another recipe that my Mom has made for years.   It has become a family favorite here too. It's a great cake to make for fall and the holidays.

Mom's Apple Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 box, yellow cake mix, plus ingredients
  • 2- 21 oz cans apple pie mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 12 cake pan with non stick cooking spray Spread apples on bottom on the pan.
  2. Make cake mix according to the box directions. Pour cake batter on top of apples.
  3. Melt butter with water and pour on top of cake batter. Bake for 50-60 minutes or toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Yield: Serves: 8
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 01 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 15 mins.

10 comments

  1. this looks so GOOD!!! Oh!!! I need to make this asap!
    I am here from the finding new friends hop! :)

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  2. Thanks melody-mae. Hope you enjoy it!

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  3. why melt the butter and water on top of the cake batter?

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    1. It gives the top a nice, buttery and a bit crunchier top.

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  4. I'd like to try a half recipe in an 8" x 8" dish, using a 1-layer size mix and only 1 can of filling. Any idea how long I should bake it for...?

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    1. Hi Jason- It comes down to the depth of the pan size. I would check it after about 30-40 minutes and keep a close eye on it. I haven't cut the recipe (we eat too much of it around here :), so, I can't say a specific time amount.
      Hope that helps! Thanks for dropping by...

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  5. The instructions state "make cake mix according to the box directions ". So, do you COMPLETELY mix the cake according to the directions, INCLUDING the butter and water.....THEN use the stick of butter and 1 / 2 cup water as EXTRA? Or, do you use the butter and water from the box directions as the topping?

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    1. Hi dione! yes, mix the cake mix as directed, then butter\water are additional.

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  6. I added allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the apples, mixed them in and also added some to the cake batter

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