Easy Apple Cake

If you’re looking for a delicious, quick and easy dessert, look no further than this mouthwatering Easy Apple Cake recipe. Packed with the flavours of warm spices, sweet apples, and rich buttery frosting, this cake is a perfect treat for any occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting in the kitchen, this recipe will impress your family and friends.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step instructions, share some valuable tips and variations, and provide recommendations for food pairings. Let’s get started!

Kitchen Equipment

Before you begin, gather the following kitchen equipment:

  • 9×13″ cake pan
  •  Mixing bowls
  •  Electric mixer or whisk
  •  Spatula
  •  Measuring cups and spoons
  •  Oven

Recipe Variations and Tips

  • Spice Cake Mix Alternatives: You can use yellow cake mix instead if you don’t have spice cake mix on hand. To infuse the cake with warm spices, add a teaspoon of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, and a pinch of cloves to the cake mix.
  • Apple Pie Filling Substitutes: While the recipe calls for apple pie filling, you can experiment with different flavours using other pie fillings such as cherry, peach, or blueberry. This will give your cake a unique twist.
  • Adding Nuts: If you’re a fan of nuts, consider adding a cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to the cake batter. The nuts will add a delightful crunch and complement the apple flavours.
  • Food Pairings: Serve this Easy Apple Cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a classic combination. For a more indulgent experience, drizzle caramel sauce over the cake and top it with a dollop of whipped cream.


1. Can I use fresh apples instead of apple pie filling?

Absolutely! If you prefer fresh apples, peel, core, and dice them into small pieces. You’ll need approximately 2 cups of diced apples to substitute for the pie filling.

2. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Certainly! This cake can be made a day in advance. Once the cake has cooled completely, cover it with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. Store it at room temperature for up to 24 hours.

3. How should I store any leftover cake?

If you have any leftovers, store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also refrigerate it for extended freshness. Please bring it back to room temperature before serving it to enjoy its full flavours.

Easy Apple Cake

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix
  • 21 oz Apple Pie Filling
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


Preheat your oven to 360°F (180°C). Grease a 9x13" cake pan to ensure easy cake removal once it's baked. Combine the Spice Cake Mix, Apple Pie Filling, and Eggs in a mixing bowl. Beat the mixture until well blended, keeping in mind that there will still be chunks of apple present.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, spreading it evenly. Place the pan in the preheated oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. The exact baking time may vary, so keep an eye on it. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely.

While the cake is cooling, let's prepare the delicious buttery frosting. Wash the softened Butter, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, and Vanilla in a separate mixing bowl until fluffy and well combined. Gradually add the Powdered Sugar to the butter mixture, mixing well after each addition. This will create a smooth and creamy frosting.

Add Milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you achieve your desired consistency. If you prefer a thicker frosting, add less Milk. For a lighter texture, add more Milk.

Once the cake has cooled, spread the prepared frosting generously over the top. You can create beautiful swirls or decorations with a spatula or a butter knife. Voila! Your Easy Apple Cake is now ready to be served and enjoyed.

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