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A delicious Fall apple spice cake that comes together quickly with 3 ingredients. Made with apple pie filling. It’s big on flavor when you are short on time.

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Today I’m sharing with you one of my easiest fall recipes – an apple spice cake that only takes minutes to prepare. I love an easy apple cake, packed with warm spices for this time of year. This delicious apple spice cake recipe will not disappoint. Chunks of apples combined with fall spices creates a moist cake that is one of my favorite apple desserts.

What makes this cake a family favorite and extra special for me, is that the entire cake only calls for three simple ingredients and a baking time of only 30 minutes. It’s a fail-proof recipe for a delicious apple cake, and the final product is perfect for the fall season and will easily become one of your new favorite fall desserts. If you are looking for a dairy free dessert this is a easy option.

For all of my dump cake fans out there, this recipe is as easy as a dump cake but without the butter. To create a better texture and to make sure the apples are spread evenly throughout, I prefer mixing this cake together rather than dumping the cake mix or pour batter over the apples. While so many recipes call for fresh apples, the secret ingredient that makes this recipe so easy and fast is a can of apple pie filling. This shortcut saves on time, but also results in a wonderfully moist texture that still tastes like fresh apple cake.

I love to serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but his cake would also pair well with cinnamon cream cheese frosting or a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Looking for more fall recipes to celebrate the season? Try my Apple Cinnamon Muffins, Apple Bundt Cake, Swedish Apple Pie, Apple Cider Sangria, Apple Monkey Bread, Baked Apple Oatmeal.

box of spice cake mix, 3 eggs in a small white bowl and a can of apple pie filling on a white kitchen countertop.

Apple Spice Cake Ingredients

  • Spice Cake Mix – Duncan Hines makes a version, but any brand will work 
  • Apple Pie Filling – the secret ingredient in this recipe is a can of apple pie filling. You can substitute with your own homemade apple pie filling with fresh apples, but the canned filling works great and provides a nice moist 
  • Eggs – use 3 large eggs
How to make apple cake

How To Make Apple Spice Cake

Preheat the oven to 350º F and spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray or line the baking pan with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, mix together cake mix and eggs. Mix in the apple pie filling. This will be a really thick batter.

Spread batter into baking dish, making sure to spread evenly into the sides of the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Let the cake cool and enjoy! Best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Yield: 12

Apple Spice Cake

Apple cake in a white baking dish atop the kitchen counter, on a red towel with one slice of apple cake on a white plate in the foreground, and a red apple in the background.

A delicious Fall apple spice cake that comes together quickly with 3 ingredients. Made with apple pie filling. It's big on flavor when you are short on time.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (oz) Box of Spice Cake Mix
  • 21 (oz) Can Apple Pie Filling
  • 3 Eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non stick spray.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together cake mix and eggs.
  3. Mix in the apple pie filling. This will be a really thick batter.
  4. Spread batter into baking dish.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool and enjoy! Best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 343mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

Nutrition values are estimates only.

white baking dish with apple spice cake in it on a red and white kitchen towel.

Apple Spice Cake Topping

This cake is delicious on its own but even better topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. You can also add an icing like a cream cheese frosting. To keep this cake dairy free top with confectioners sugar or non-dairy coconut whipped topping.

How to Store

Store in an air tight container for 3-5 days. This is a moist cake it will last about 3 days at room temperature but longer in the refrigerator.

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About Michelle Beaton

Welcome to Weekend Craft. Life is busy so I am all about getting projects done on the weekend, whether it be crafts, DIY, home decor, or crafting with your Cricut.

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3 Comments

  1. Just tried this recipe and it came out perfect…I love it! I’ll definitely make this again. I love it only has 3 ingredients and takes very little time to prepare. Thank you!