Friday, November 2, 2012

Easy Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake 

From:  A Liz Adventures

When the produce is so bountiful this time of year, I am always happy to find a tasty and easy recipe to add to our collection.  This recipe is so darn simple, and you can sub in whatever type of fruit you have on hand.

Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Fruit, sliced if large
Package yellow cake mix
Stick of butter

Layer your apple slices (or other fruit) at the bottom of a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray.

Sprinkle on boxed cake mix.

I didn't even use the entire box -- save a little if you please, and then you can use it to make single-serving versions of this same recipe when you get a sweet tooth!

Melt an entire stick of butter.
Don't judge me.

Pour butter over the fruit and dry cake mix.

Edit: Usually, I've found that the butter and the moisture from the fruit is enough to soak into the dry mix and create a nice cooked crust.  If, however, when cooking, you find that some of your cake mix still looks powdery, you can try sprinkling a few tablespoons of water over those areas to ensure thorough cooking.  You could also do this preemtively at this point when you've poured the butter over the dry cake mix.

Bake at 350* for approximately 35-45 minutes -- it's done when it is nice and bubbly.

We topped ours, of course, with a little vanilla ice cream.  Americana at its best!

Three ingredients, and a stellar recipe.  I can truly recommend this as a must-try!


  1. I made this this weekend and it was Delicious! However, I would make one suggestion on the recipe and that is to peel the apples first. I know you want the nutrients from the skin, but after they cook, the skin is a bit chewy.