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Fresh Apple Cake with Cake Mix

Apple Cake Recipe With Cake Mix

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Quick and easy apple cake recipe with crumble topping/ crumb toping. It's soft, moist, loaded with fresh apples, cinnamon and made with a cake mix.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 473
Author CakeWhiz


  • 4 Eggs Large
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Milk 2% or Whole
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1 box Yellow cake mix Any brand is fine
  • 5 Apples Washed, Peeled, Cored, Roughly chopped into 1.5 inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice


  • 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Desiccated or Shredded
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Cut into small pieces

Sugar Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk 2% or Whole
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • In a mixing bowl, add eggs, water, milk, oil and mix everything until smooth.
  • Add cake mix powder and mix until just combined. There might be some lumps but don't worry about them and don't over-mix!
  • Pour about 3/4 of the batter batter in a greased and floured rectangle cake pan (Dimension: 9x13). 
  • In another mixing bowl, add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and mix until apples are fully coated. 
  • Spread these apples on top of the cake batter.
  • Pour the remaining cake batter on top. It won't fully cover the apples and that's perfectly fine. 
  • In another bowl, make the topping by mixing together together the flour, coconut, brown sugar, butter with a fork until you have a crumbly mixture.
  • Sprinkle this topping over the apples and cake batter. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • Let it cool down completely.
  • While the cake is cooling prepare the sugar glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract until it's smooth and perfect for drizzling. If you want the drizzle thinner, add more milk. If you want it thicker, add more powdered sugar. 
  • Drizzle the glaze on top of the cake and enjoy. 


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1.8mg