Just “mix” it up!


I love to bake and prefer doing it from scratch but, now and then (much more on the now), there just isn’t enough time.  So, I scoot into the pantry for a cake mix which works well for last-minute yummy cookies and these easy, tasty, cake shortcuts.


Apple Spice Cake

  • 1 pkg. Spice Cake Mix
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 can Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Chopped Nuts * optional

Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Grease and flour a 13×9-inch pan.

Combine cake mix, eggs and oil in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes then..stir in apple pie filling until well-mixed.  If using, stir in nuts. Pour into bake pan.

Bake at 350 ºF for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes.  Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar, cut into squares and serve.

This recipe is great using a Devil’s Food cake mix and 1 can of chocolate pie filling, a Lemon cake mix and 1 can of lemon pie filling or a Yellow cake mix and 1 can of fruit filling of your choice.  Adding 1 cup of nuts, coconut or chocolate chips to compliment whatever cake flavor you choose is optional.  Just follow the same measurements/baking time and, of course, that powdered sugar at the end which sets the cake off very well or…. any other topping you prefer.

No one will believe you didn’t slave for hours baking these goodies!


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  1. Kim says:

    Sounds delicious, and so perfect for fall! And all the variations sound equally yummy. In fact, I’ve had a real hankering for coconut cake all summer long (my Mom makes an amazing one), and may have to try a vanilla/coconut or devil’s food/coconut version before summer is over. I bet these would make great cupcakes, too!

    Just here from Kat’s.

    • Patty says:

      It’s always nice to make something “easy” that is every bit as satisfying as a much more involved recipe. And, yes, these recipes do make delicious cupcakes!

      Now you have me thinking about coconut cake!

      Thanks for stopping by, Kim!

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