Apple season is amongst us, friends! And it's probably my favorite season of all. Not because of the apples, not because of the pumpkins, but because of the crisp air that surrounds New York City this time of year, and everybody just seems a bit happier.
You sleep with the windows open, take a light sweater with you before you leave the house, and trail along the tree-lined streets and watch the leaves start to change.
Yup, New York, you're my favorite in the fall.
Apple Pie Cake
1 box of yellow bake mix (and all ingredients listed on box)
5 apples, sliced into apple slices
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
Preheat oven to 350. Combined all of the ingredients for the boxed cake mix and set aside. Combined apple slices, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a bowl and toss to coat. Make sure apple slices are covered and sugar is dissolved.
Combined the first three ingredients for the topping in a bowl, then slowly incorporate the slightly softened butter until you form a crumble.
Pour cake batter into a greased baking pan, then evenly top with apple slices. Sprinkle on the topping and then bake for 35-40 minutes. Your kitchen will smell amazing by now.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes then dig in!