Quick & Easy Carmel Apple Cake

I am almost embarrassed to post this because it was just soooo simple.  But, it is really nice to be able to whip up something a little special without much fuss sometimes.   Because it turned out so nice, I thought I might as well share it.  As I discussed last week in my Banana Peanut Butter Bread blog post; my husband had a week off from work; which meant that I didn’t have to pack him a lunch; which meant, I had extra apples in the  house.   For him, it was a week of fast food fun, while he and my youngest son be-bopped around from park to park.   All fine and dandy, but it left me to worry about excess fruit spoiling.  I dont know why I ever worried.   I am the QUEEN of making the most of our food on hand. ~As you can see.

I had such mixed emotions about posting this because its JUST a doctored up cake mix.  I deleted it twice before deciding to forge ahead!  What was I worried about? This is  a perfect way to use up excess apples!  The brown sugar crumble on top just added to the carmel apple theme without making it overly sticky.   Try a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of this carmel apple cake while still warm for country perfection.     So tell me. How do you doctor up your cake mixes?


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Quick & Easy Carmel Apple Cake
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Ingredients
For The Crumb Topping
Servings
Ingredients
For The Crumb Topping
Instructions
  1. Prepare a 9x13 inch cake pan and preheat the oven according to your boxed cake mix directions. (Please note - Add 15 minutes to your bake time)
  2. In a large bowl, prepare your cake mix as described on the package instructions and set aside
  3. Peel and core 3 apples, (discard core and peels) coarsely chop apple in small pieces and add to your cake batter mix
  4. Pour cake batter with apples to your prepared baking pan
  5. In a smaller bowl, prepare your crumb topping by mixing all ingredients with a fork until course and crumbly.
  6. Sprinkle evenly over cake batter and bake as directed - increasing bake time by 15 minutes
Recipe Notes

**Important - increase your bake time by 15 minutes for a 9x13 pan to ensure apples are cooked thoroughly and crumb topping is browned and not to moist.

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