Food and the City: Apple Pie Cake Yum

November 09, 2017

Apple Pie Cake

Apple pie may be apart of my top 10 favorite things of all time, but you know what's even higher on that scale?

Cake. I f*cking love cake. I can't even keep it in my apartment because I love it that much, and therefore I would solely & exclusively consume cake and only cake for 4 days straight.

Just kidding. It wouldn't last 4 days.

More than that, I especially love this cake, because it combines two of my favorite things on this planet.

Pie & cake. Hence the title; apple pie cake.

Groundbreaking, I know.

I've been making this recipe for yearssssss, and it still remains one of the most requested by my family whenever I plan to make a dessert around the holidays. I like to describe it as a mashup between apple pie & coffee cake, as the baked cinnamon & brown sugar topping  adds that crunchy element that's reminiscent to one of my other favorite things on this planet: entenmann's coffee cake.

And you're a liar if you claim to not love a slice of good ol', old school entenmann's coffee cake.

I'm going to stop obsessing over cake now.

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!