Just dump all ingredients into a bowl, and there you have it...cake!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch cake pan.

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  • Dump the flour, white sugar, eggs, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, chopped nuts, and fruit pie filling into a bowl and stir. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour.

  • To Make Icing: Mix together until fluffy the confectioner's sugar, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and the cream cheese. Spread icing on top of cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

285.7 calories; 2.7 g protein; 42 g carbohydrates; 39.7 mg cholesterol; 183 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (63)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2003
This was a very easy recipe to make and tastey as well. I took the advice of others and doubled the apples which made it very thick but good. Almost bread like. I omitted the nuts as no one at my house likes nuts. Was moist and the icing was good not too sweet as canned icing can be. Next time I would add more cinnamon and maybe more vanilla next time for extra flavor but I would make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2003
Not sure about this cake...it got mixed reviews. My brother didn't like the frosting but I and several others of my family recognized that the frosting was the only thing that saved the cake. It's worth the trouble to make a nice layer cake not something like this. Read More
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77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2003
This was a very easy recipe to make and tastey as well. I took the advice of others and doubled the apples which made it very thick but good. Almost bread like. I omitted the nuts as no one at my house likes nuts. Was moist and the icing was good not too sweet as canned icing can be. Next time I would add more cinnamon and maybe more vanilla next time for extra flavor but I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2003
This was a very easy recipe to make and tastey as well. I took the advice of others and doubled the apples which made it very thick but good. Almost bread like. I omitted the nuts as no one at my house likes nuts. Was moist and the icing was good not too sweet as canned icing can be. Next time I would add more cinnamon and maybe more vanilla next time for extra flavor but I would make again. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2004
This was really tasty- but I wish someone would have mentioned how QUICKLY the cake browns on top. I kept taking it out because I thought it was going to burn on top but apparently it's normal because it tasted great. I will try it again now that I know I don't have to watch it so closely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
I have made this recipe three times now and everyone: co-workers, husband,and even my mother-in-law loved it. It is sooo easy. You can use any fruit pie filling and the recipe comes out wonderful. The only item I varied was baking time. When using a glass baking dish I've baked this cake for 40 - 45 min. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
This was excellent! It was unbelievably fast & easy to make. The recipe didn't say to keep it in the fridge but I did once I iced it because of the cream cheese. And then I served it right out of the fridge- very yummy with coffee & tea. The icing makes this cake. A definate keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2006
I have been baking since I was a child learning everything from scratch at my grandmother's side. This cake falls into the catagory of ALL TIME FAVORITE HITS!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2012
I was looking to make a dessert that would satisfy my craving for sweet but only use ingredients I had on hand. This worked perfectly. I didn't have the frosting ingredients so I sprinkled it with powdered sugar- mmmmmm.... it was just right! I especially loved that it wasn't too sweet or rich. Thanks for sharing it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2002
Really yummy. Very moist. Even my kids loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
This was very rich and yummy. I didn't use 2 cans of pie filling like some suggested because I didn't have any. But I did add 1/3 oil to help with the moistness. I know there was already a whole stick of butter in there but I did it anyway and I was glad I did. It turned out very moist and flavorful. I also upped the cinnamon a little because I really like to taste it. Also for the icing I was craving the Caramel Frosting IV from this website and it turned out so rich and delicious. I'm sure the other icing is great too...I will use that kind next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2003
This cake is exceptionally easy and exceptionally good. It took about 10 minutes at the most to prepare. Everyone raved about it! I will make this again and again and again. Thank you for submitting this awesome recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2003
Not sure about this cake...it got mixed reviews. My brother didn't like the frosting but I and several others of my family recognized that the frosting was the only thing that saved the cake. It's worth the trouble to make a nice layer cake not something like this. Read More
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