Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Easy Apple Cinnamon Cake

A few weeks ago, after going apple picking, we had our friends Ann and Terence over for dinner.  Dinner was going to be an apple/honey mustard pork loin, but I also wanted to use some of my freshly picked apples in our dessert.  Since I didn't have long to prepare (and have even less experience with gluten free baking - Ann is GF), I decided to get a gluten free box mix and try to "sup it up".  

It turned out so well I decided to try it again with a non-gf mix - it's a winner...and SO easy!

All you need is:

Your favorite yellow boxed cake-mix (plus the ingredients needed to make as directed)
3 T brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


2.5 cups of apples
2.5 Tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon


First, mix the cake mix according to the directions on the box.  Then add 3 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.

To make the drizzle, melt 2.5 Tablespoons of butter.  Stir in 3/4 cup of brown sugar (or more if you'd like) and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Peel, core and chop up 2-3 apples (you'll need about 2.5 cups).

Now to put it together!

Spray a 9x13 pan.  Pour in half of the cake batter

Drizzle the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture and 3/4 of the apples on top.

Spoon on the remaining cake batter, then top with the remaining cinnamon sugar mix and apples.

Bake according to the directions on the box mix!

Top with cool whip or vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!

Gluten free cake mixes usually make enough for a 9x9 pan, so adjust the extra ingredients accordingly.  The "dump" method works well.   :)

So easy...and you'll never know the base is from a box!

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