An Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Fall is a delight to the senses. I enjoy hearing the wind whistle through the trees and I love watching the colorful leaves swirl around. The sweet smell of hay bales and the cozy feel of tall boots makes me happy. Though these sights, sounds, smells, and touches of fall are all wonderful, they are not are not what entice me most. I find the warm and wonderful tastes of fall are what I most enjoy.

apple cake recipeApple cake is one such treat. It’s a moist and pretty cake and each bite is full of farm fresh apples enveloped in cinnamon and nutmeg. This apple cake is especially easy to make because it uses a boxed cake mix. But don’t let the cake mix fool you! By the time you doctor the recipe by adding spices, extract, and chunky apples, you’ll never know the cake’s base is a boxed mix.

Enjoy a slice of this amazing apple cake with your morning cup of coffee or wait until dessert and serve the cake with ice cream. Trust me, no matter what time of day you serve this apple cake, the one eating it will be satisfied!  It’s the perfect addition to a fall brunch, afternoon tea, or pot luck dessert spread. A slice of apple cake makes everything better…much better.

Easy Apple Cake

4 tablespoons butter
5 medium size apples, peeled and chopped into bite size chunks
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box yellow cake mix
1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup water
4 eggs

In a large skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and add the apples. Cook and stir constantly, until the apples are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add cornstarch and stir for 3 more minutes until the apple mixture thickens. Remove from heat and allow the apple mixture to cool a bit while you prepare the cake batter.

Add the remaining ingredients to a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth, about three minutes. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick baking spray and add half of the cake batter. Top with half the apple mixture, but do not mix.

Repeat by adding the rest of  the cake batter and top with the remaining apple mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for degrees for about an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to the cake to sit for 20 minutes before serving.


That’s it! Thank you, Andrea, for serving up a delicious apple cake for moms 😉

About Andrea @Embracing Him

Andrea is a Christian, life long Jersey girl, blessed wife, and mother of three darling daughters, ages 9, 7, and 2. She maintains a blog at Embracing Him, where she writes about faith, family, food, and homeschooling. A former public school teacher turned passionate home educator, Andrea loves teaching her lively trio in the comfort of their home. When not homeschooling or working at her computer, Andrea can be found hanging out with friends and family, serving in the children’s ministries at her church, cheering loudly at track meets and soccer games, cooking up great dishes in the kitchen, and zipping down the highway in her well-loved minivan. Visit Andrea at Embracing Him.

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