Apple Piecaken, you ask? Friends, this is dessert deliciousness at it’s finest. It’s an entire apple pie baked inside a yellow cake. AN ENTIRE PIE. Its frosted with my Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting to create a truly memorable dessert.
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Every year, I made five birthday cakes in three weeks during our family’s chaotic birthday season. Three of my four children, my husband and sister-in-law all celebrate birthdays and, of course, they all deserve their own special cake. After two versions of my Chocolate Pudding Fudge Cake – one with Dark Chocolate Buttercream, one with the traditional variety – a Nutella cake and rainbow cupcakes, I declared that this Apple Piecaken was my favorite of them all!
Apple Piecaken, you ask? Friends, this is dessert deliciousness at it’s finest. It’s an entire apple pie baked inside a yellow cake. AN ENTIRE PIE. For my husband that lists apple pie as his numero uno favorite dessert, this recipe is the perfect collision of sweets. As much as I love a slice of apple pie, when it’s stuffed inside a buttery yellow cake and then topped with my Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting, the result is nothing short of magical.
Instead of frosting this cake traditionally, I instead to go with more of a “naked cake” approach. Basically, instead of thick layers of frosting, I went with a skim coat around the sides and a bit thicker on top. So easy! While this Apple Piecaken might look unassuming upon first glance, a complete surprise awaits once you cut the first slice.
And that’s exactly what happened when I served the first slice of this Apple Piecaken to the birthday guy. The layers of yellow cake, apple pie, more yellow cake and Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting make for one showstopper of a dessert. No one will ever guess that it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare thanks to a boxed cake mix and store bought apple pie. You simply prepare the cake batter and pour two cups of it into a springform pan, plop the pie on top and cover with the remaining batter. So incredibly easy, so insanely delicious.
Apple Piecaken (Apple Pie Baked in a Cake)
- 15.25 ounce boxed yellow cake mix
- 1 prepared 9" apple pie
- 1 recipe Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
- Pour two cups of cake batter into greased 9" springform pan.
- Place prepared apple pie into springform pan and cover with remaining cake batter.
- Bake for one hour and allow cake to completely cool before removing from pan.
- Before serving, frost with Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting.