Easy fast cake that can be made in the microwave in approximately 12 minutes. My favorite combinations are: chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling or yellow cake mix with apple pie filling ( I add a bit of cinnamon for flavor to this one.)

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the box of cake mix, eggs, pie filling and applesauce till moist. Use a microwave safe bundt pan or substitute a microwave safe bowl that has a microwave safe cup or cone placed in the middle of it (to mimic a bundt pan). Pour mixture into the bowl around the cup.

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  • Bake on high for 6 minutes 30 seconds, turn and bake for another 6 minutes 30 seconds on high. Remove from oven and cover bowl with a dish and let stand for 5 minutes (this finishes the cooking process).

  • Turn cake over onto dish and remove cone (cup) for a delicious quick dessert. Good hot with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; 6.3 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 323 mg sodium. 47.9 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2007
So far I have tried the following combinations: chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling white cake mix with strawberry pie filling and yellow cake mix with apple pie filling and cinnamon. All three times it has turned out wonderfully. If you are looking for a unique way to serve it try this: CAKE IN A COFFEE MUG Mix your favorite microwave cake combo. Spray a coffee mug with cooking spray. For mugs that hold a 1 cup fluid capacity add 1/2 cup batter. Microwave for 1 min 40 seconds. Let sit aprox 5 minutes in or out of microwave. Great in the mug but easy to pop out as well. (makes 10 & 1/2 mugs worth) For 1 1/2 cup or larger capacity mugs use 3/4 cup batter and microwave for 2 min and let sit for 5. (Makes 7 mugs worth). Note the first time I tried the regular recipe I used a silacone pan but not a bundt pan. It turned out ok but was a little gooey in the center. I didn't have that problem when I used the bundt pan the next two times. It's not a problem with the mugs as they are so small. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/29/2005
This didn't work for me. Maybe it depends on the microwave? It got very done in some parts and not done at all in others even though I turned it. It didn't taste the greatest either. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2007
So far I have tried the following combinations: chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling white cake mix with strawberry pie filling and yellow cake mix with apple pie filling and cinnamon. All three times it has turned out wonderfully. If you are looking for a unique way to serve it try this: CAKE IN A COFFEE MUG Mix your favorite microwave cake combo. Spray a coffee mug with cooking spray. For mugs that hold a 1 cup fluid capacity add 1/2 cup batter. Microwave for 1 min 40 seconds. Let sit aprox 5 minutes in or out of microwave. Great in the mug but easy to pop out as well. (makes 10 & 1/2 mugs worth) For 1 1/2 cup or larger capacity mugs use 3/4 cup batter and microwave for 2 min and let sit for 5. (Makes 7 mugs worth). Note the first time I tried the regular recipe I used a silacone pan but not a bundt pan. It turned out ok but was a little gooey in the center. I didn't have that problem when I used the bundt pan the next two times. It's not a problem with the mugs as they are so small. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2007
So far I have tried the following combinations: chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling white cake mix with strawberry pie filling and yellow cake mix with apple pie filling and cinnamon. All three times it has turned out wonderfully. If you are looking for a unique way to serve it try this: CAKE IN A COFFEE MUG Mix your favorite microwave cake combo. Spray a coffee mug with cooking spray. For mugs that hold a 1 cup fluid capacity add 1/2 cup batter. Microwave for 1 min 40 seconds. Let sit aprox 5 minutes in or out of microwave. Great in the mug but easy to pop out as well. (makes 10 & 1/2 mugs worth) For 1 1/2 cup or larger capacity mugs use 3/4 cup batter and microwave for 2 min and let sit for 5. (Makes 7 mugs worth). Note the first time I tried the regular recipe I used a silacone pan but not a bundt pan. It turned out ok but was a little gooey in the center. I didn't have that problem when I used the bundt pan the next two times. It's not a problem with the mugs as they are so small. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
This is a great recipe Another great substitue is spice cake with a can of pumkin I let them cool and dust top with powdered sugar! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
This is WONDERFUL!! I make the chocolate cake with cherry pie filling then drizzled chocolate syrup over it while it was still warm and served with vanilla ice cream. Sinful! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2004
The chocolate cake with cherry pie filling is delicious. To frost this cake I take 1 cup of chocolate chips melt them in the microwave just until melted then add half small container ( 250 ml) of sour cream to melted chocolate chips Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2015
This recipe came out wonderful... I took the photo you see of the finished yellow cake (mine was Lemon). I changed several things others might want to try... I didn't have canned pie filling and I had a Lemon supreme cake mix not a yellow. So...remembering another cake recipe from years ago and knowing that I would need to get the liquid/texture combination correct to make this work I took a risk and used a 15oz. container of Ricotta Cheese and increased the amount of applesauce to total 26oz. of wet ingredients. I used a silicone bundt pan and it came out fantastic! I suspect you must use a high-watt microwave as baking I've tried in a smaller micro I had several years ago did not come out well. Also the ricotta is a great way to add protein to baked goods and it probably improved the texture of the cake. The lemon flavor had a real kick to it which might be enjoyed more by those who mentioned the yellow cake being too bland for them? I made a simple lemon glaze for it as you see in the pic and it disappeared! Thanks for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2005
I was quite surprised with how good this was. I ecpected it to turn out rubbery but tried it anyway because it sounded so easy (and inexpensive). Glad I did. I made the chocolate cake using a devils food cake mix (with pudding in the mix) a can of cherry pie filling eggs applesauce and added almond extract. (The almond flavor was really good with the chocolate and cherries.) I baked it in a soft-sided silicone bundt pan and the cake came out easily. I think the success of this recipe probably depends on your microwave oven. It worked for me and I'll be making it again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2004
This was very good. I also like lemon cake with lemon pie filling (dusted with powdered sugar!). Thank you for posting this very easy recipe. Great when the kids are in the mood for cake but I don't have much time... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2005
This was such a simple recipe!! I needed a quick last minute dessert and this fit the bill. I did bake in the oven for 40 min at 350 instead of microwaving. It turned out moist and scrumptious. I did add a Tbl of cinnamon. Why didn't I think of this recipe sooner??!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2003
The cherry filling version has to be one of our all time favorite cake recipes. It was so quick and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/29/2005
This didn't work for me. Maybe it depends on the microwave? It got very done in some parts and not done at all in others even though I turned it. It didn't taste the greatest either. Read More
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