Rating: 4.39 stars
115 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1

This cake is so easy to make and delicious it is almost sinful. Tell them you made it homemade!

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions for a 10-inch tube pan. Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla extract, then fold in the chopped apples.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 31.7g; fat 4.3g; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 242.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (110)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2006
Absolutely delicious! I actually replace some of the oil/butter called for in the cake mix recipe with applesauce--intensifies the flavor and makes this cake so moist, it melts in your mouth! :) I've also used more than 2 apples without a problem... Read More
(183)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2014
As is the recipe is flavourless but very moist. It needed adjustment to make it flavourful. I mixed 2Tbsp flour with 2Tbsp cinnamon and 1tsp nutmeg and 1/2 cup brown sugar and mixed it into the diced apples before folding them into the batter. Walnuts add texture if you're interested in nuts. These changes elevate the recipe to a 5. Read More
(17)
115 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2006
Absolutely delicious! I actually replace some of the oil/butter called for in the cake mix recipe with applesauce--intensifies the flavor and makes this cake so moist, it melts in your mouth! :) I've also used more than 2 apples without a problem... Read More
(183)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2008
DELICIOUS! A boxed cake mix that doesn't taste like a "boxed cake mix"! I did add additional cinnamon and at least 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Didn't have a tube pan plus my cake mix didn't have directions on the box for one either. I used a bundt pan baked at 375 for 30 mins. let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. A small amount of cake stuck in the pan (this may be because I was out of shortening so I had to use pam to coat). Very Moist and Very Flavorful. Topped with Butterscotch Sauce II recipe. Read More
(135)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2007
This was way too easy to be this good! Instead of using oil in the cake mix I used cinnamon applesauce. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. We topped ours with cool whip. I will definitely be making this one again and again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
The result was delicious. Some comments: Mix box does not have a size 10 tube pan as one of the sizes to use. The bundt pan is probably the smallest you can use. Batter is voluminous and wouldn't fit into a 10 tube. I used a 13x9 and it worked fine; not as pretty. Cinnamon taste was not strong might add a bit more the next time. I was also thinking of adding apple pie spice instead of cinnamon. Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
I didn't try this so I have to rely on hub's review. He found this nice and appley like a fresh apple pie with a pleasant balance of cinnamon and sweetness. There was something off putting about it though he said and my guess is that he found that the boxed cake mix taste shined through. He said that while it was good it was not stellar just average. His favorite part was the butterscotch chips/toasted chopped pecan topping and the caramel glaze I topped it with. (For the caramel glaze I melted some caramel ice cream topping with butter then added powdered sugar until desired consistency. A perfectly acceptable but only average cake. Following day update: First I forgot to mention that I substituted apple juice for the water called for in the recipe. Second hubs brought the cake to work this morning and it was gone just a few hours later. And a co-worker personally took the time to email me that the cake was...."heaven." I guess I need to change my rating from 3 stars to 4! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2003
This was a very good and easy cake to make. I like when the ingredients are usually already on hand and few. Thanx. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
I tried this twice - once as it's written and once with ground cardamom instead of cinnamonand with a butter recipe mix - yummy both times. I love cooking but since baking isn't my thing all recipes that start with a mix are terrific! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
WOW!! SO EASY, SO GOOD!! I DON'T KNOW WHY THERE AREN'T FIVE STARS ON THIS. I GAVE IT FIVE. THIS IS REALLY EASY & VERY DELICIOUS. WE PUT SOME COOL WHIP ON IT & YUM. THANKS CINDY. ANNE B. Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2014
As is the recipe is flavourless but very moist. It needed adjustment to make it flavourful. I mixed 2Tbsp flour with 2Tbsp cinnamon and 1tsp nutmeg and 1/2 cup brown sugar and mixed it into the diced apples before folding them into the batter. Walnuts add texture if you're interested in nuts. These changes elevate the recipe to a 5. Read More
(17)