Fresh Apple Cake
Fresh Fruit, sliced if large (I used two Rome apples)
Package yellow cake mix
Stick of butter
Layer your apple slices (or other fruit) at the bottom of a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray. I love using a 9x13 Pyrex dish just like this one.
Sprinkle on boxed cake mix.
I didn't even use the entire box -- save a little if you please, and then you can use it to make single-serving versions of this same recipe when you get a sweet tooth!
Melt an entire stick of butter in your glass measuring cup.
Don't judge me.
Pour butter over the fruit and dry cake mix.
Edit: Usually, I've found that the butter and the moisture from the fruit is enough to soak into the dry mix and create a nice cooked crust. If, however, when cooking, you find that some of your cake mix still looks powdery, you can try sprinkling a few tablespoons of water over those areas to ensure thorough cooking. You could also do this preemtively at this point when you've poured the butter over the dry cake mix.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35-45 minutes -- it's done when it is nice and bubbly.
We topped ours, of course, with a little vanilla ice cream. Americana at its best!
Three ingredients, and a stellar recipe. I can truly recommend this as a must-try!
I'd love to hear your tweaks to the recipe that have worked well for you -- I made this recipe last month using blueberries and it was positively delicious :) Happy baking, ya'll.
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