Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake

Yum Autumn apples are the best of the best for just plain eating. And they also do well in a variety of desserts. Our Swedish Cinnamon Apple Cake got devoured rather quickly in our house - good treats don't generally last that long in general.

My initial thought was to make an apple crisp using the apples we have in a basket waiting patiently for their turn to be used. However today when I went to the market I noticed boxed cake mixes on sale and just couldn't resist. I like the Betty Crocker® cake mixes and this super moist Spice Cake Mix almost leapt off the shelf and into my arms.

Knowing I could throw this together quickly, stick it in the crock pot and set a timer allowing me to do other things was a blessing. I love that this dessert cost so little to make, coming in at $3.43 on the nose! The mix I used called for 3 eggs, 1 cup water and 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

I made a rookie baking mistake that I must admit to. When you add fruit to a cake mix it will drop unless you lightly sprinkle the fruit with some flour. I did not do that but passing along the information to you so you don't make the same mistake.

This Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake was in a feature showcased on Treasure Box Tuesday.

Here's the easy recipe and directions:
  • 1 spice cake box mix - made according to directions
  • 5 small apples
  • cooking spray
  • bottled lemon juice 
  • sprinkling of flour
  1. Peel and core your apples and cut into 1/2 inch or less chunks. Sprinkle with just a little bit of lemon juice to keep them from browning.
  2. Make the cake mix according to manufacturer's directions.
  3. Spray the inside of the bowl of your crock pot liberally with cooking spray.
  4. Set the crock pot on low and let it warm up for a few minutes.
  5. Before adding in the apples give them a light sprinkling of flour.
  6. Add the apples to the cake mix and fold in.
  7. Pour in the batter.
  8. Get a sheet of aluminum foil for over the top. Put the lid on and fold the foil over the lid.
  9. Cook on low for about 1 hour and 50 minutes. Test the cake for doneness with a toothpick.
  10. Take the bowl out of the crock pot and allow to cool for about 15 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  11. You can frost this cake with a cream cheese frosting or leave it plain. Either way, delicious.

This Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake definitely fits into the season of fall flavors. It would be a welcome addition to your holiday dessert table.


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