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Apple Cinnamon Cake

This apple cinnamon cake is equally good for breakfast or dessert, so be sure to not eat all of it after dinner! Easy to make, it's super moist on the inside and has a crispy, cinnamon-rich crunch on the outside. —Marideane Maxwell, Albany, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan. Combine cake mix, pie filling, eggs and oil; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar. Add remaining cake mix; top with remaining cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Mix confectioners' sugar, cinnamon and enough water to reach desired consistency. Spoon glaze over cake, allowing some to flow over sides.
Editor’s Note: For easier removal of cakes, use solid shortening to grease plain and fluted tube pans.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 392 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Allison
    Sep 28, 2019

    Very delicious! And VERY moist. I think one the biggest hits of all my desserts for family get togethers. I added about 5-10 minutes to the recommended cook time following the previous reviews saying the cake might be a bit too moist. Turned out perfect! Not overdone at all. Also add a few pecans to top off the cake! Yum!

  • oreo95
    Sep 19, 2019

    Made this yesterday, exact. If I make again think I will add some chopped nuts for texture. It was a wet cake (overly moist), will try with less oil also.

  • snker0521
    Sep 14, 2019

    Made this yesterday for my son's birthday since he requested an Apple cake. I even used a sugar free cake mix and low sugar pie filling. Neither he nor my granddaughter knew the difference. And this morning it is so moist. It is easy to make. This is a keeper.

  • Mindy21Rules
    Aug 13, 2019

    Turned out great! Very good cake that’s really moist.