I have a confession to make: This cake came out of my desire to not make a pie crust. And not to have to run to the grocery store the night before Thanksgiving. I was planning on making an apple crumb pie and just did not feel like dealing with pie crust. I was tired, sick of cleaning my kitchen and so over washing dishes and ready to call it a night.
So I took a look around my pantry and found a box of cake mix. Perfect, always a good place to start. I combined it with traditional apple pie filling ingredients and the rest is history. Sometimes the best ideas are born out of necessity, right? Ingredients
1cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2cup packed brown sugar
1/2cup butter, cut into small pieces
6apples, peeled, thinly sliced
3tablespoons packed brown sugar
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
2teaspoons lemon juice
1box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
1 1/3cups water
1Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
2In medium bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar and the salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
3In another medium bowl, gently stir together Apple Mixture ingredients; set aside.
4In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
5Spread apple mixture evenly over cake batter. Sprinkle Topping evenly over top.
6Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cente