Easy Apple Cake

This Easy Apple Cake is extra moist and filled with cinnamon and apples. Top it off with ice cream and caramel sauce for the perfect fall treat!

Apple Cake

Easy Apple Cake

This apple cake recipe just might be the easiest,  most delicious fall recipe around. It has a tender crumb that’s extra moist, and it’s filled juicy pieces of apple. Best of all – the recipe comes together in no time because we’re using cake mix and apple pie filling. So if you need a quick and easy dessert – then this apple cake is for you.

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When it comes to apple recipes – I think everyone typically thinks about making apple crisp or apple pie. But sometimes switching things up is a very good thing. There are so many more possibilities when baking with apples. And delicious cinnamon apples go perfectly with moist, tender apple pie cake.

Easy Apple Cake

How to Make Apple Pie Cake

For this recipe, you only need 5 ingredients:

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can of apple pie filling

The box of cake mix will list other ingredients, but you don’t need to add them in addition to what I’ve listed.

You’ll add the cake mix, cinnamon, oil, eggs & pie filling to a large bowl and beat everything together. Then pour the batter into your pan, and it’s ready to bake.

Sometimes I chop the apple into a smaller of pieces first – but that’s totally optional.

You can also use spice cake mix if you prefer for an extra flavorful cake. I’d probably leave out the cinnamon though if you’re using spice cake because there’s lots of cinnamon in the cake mix already.

Apple Cake Recipe

I love topping this cake with a spoonful of ice cream and caramel sauce. Because caramel + apple is always a good idea. You can also top the cake with whipped cream or whipped topping if you prefer. I also like to enjoy it without any toppings as a simple snack cake.

I love this apple cake for fall because it seriously could not be easier to make, and the combination of apples, cinnamon & caramel sauce is so delicious.

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This Easy Apple Cake is extra moist and filled with cinnamon and apples. Top it off with ice cream and caramel sauce for the perfect fall treat! 

Apple Cake Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This Easy Apple Cake is extra moist and filled with cinnamon and apples. Top it off with ice cream and caramel sauce for the perfect fall treat! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15 slices
Calories 185 kcal
Author Fiona Dowling

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix*
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 21 oz can apple pie filling
  • caramel sauce & ice cream , for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees (or 325F if using a dark-colored pan). 


  2. Grease & flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  3. Add the cake mix, cinnamon, oil, eggs and apple pie filling to a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until it's smooth (except for the chunks of apple).

  4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool.

  5. When ready to serve, top with ice cream and caramel sauce. 

Recipe Notes

*Spice cake mix works too. If using spice cake, you don't need to add in the cinnamon. 

Easy Apple Cake Recipe

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Fiona Dowling

My name’s Fiona and I love to bake and blog. I share homemade, from scratch, classic recipes for desserts & sweet treats including cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more.

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  1. This recipe looks incredibly easy and tasty! I’m sold on the fact that it’s going to be moist! Definitely a good treat for Fall! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This would be a great way to welcome in Fall! Love how easy this is to make especially now that the kids are in school and life is crazy busy!

  3. This looks fantastic! but do you think it would hold up structurally as a layer cake? THinking of trying to make it into a candied apple cake with cinnamon candy bits in between the layers!