Apple Coffee Cake

I have a "made from scratch" recipe for Fresh Apple Cake that I love and have used for many years, so when I came across a recipe for an Apple Coffee Cake in Taste of Home Almost Homemade Cookbook I looked it over carefully. Their recipe used the conveniences - spice cake mix and apple pie filling, and with a few adaptations the recipe produced a cake similar to my "from scratch" cake.

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Apple Coffee Cake
1 package (18.25 ounces) spice cake mix
3 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
1 cup chopped walnuts

2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2 -3 teaspoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 10-inch fluted tube pan by coating with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, sour cream, water, oil, and almond extract; beat on low speed of mixer for 30 seconds. Add pie filling; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool the cake for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove from pan to a wire rack to continue cooling.
To prepare glaze, combine confectioners' sugar and milk in a small bowl, mix until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake.

Spice cake mix and apple pie filling are two convenience items that many cooks keep in the pantry.

This Apple Coffee Cake is easy and quick to make, but don't be surprised if someone thinks you have baked a "homemade" cake when they taste it.


  1. I wish we could share a piece of cake together as this sounds so-o-o-o good!! I could have a cup of tea & you, a cup of coffee!!!

  2. Hello Anita,
    Hopped over to your place from Kitty's blog!Congrats on the Triple Cute Award and you really do have a very cute place out here with amazing recipes:) The Apple Coffee Cake looks so inviting - wish I could grab a bite.

  3. This cake looks like it is full of good stuff! Looks like a winner.

  4. What a beautiful cake and a spice cake which must have had a beautiful fragrance. This is one for my hubby who is fussy about his cakes. He will like this.

  5. Oh yum. Spice cake is one of my absolute favorites! And how easy does this sound?! I'll be making this for sure. Thanks!

  6. OMGoodness, I'm sitting here having a cup of coffee and I see your pics and really wish I had a slice now! I will certainly be making this one! Thanks so much for sharing at the party!

  7. NO way apple pie filling, that is so smart!! Looks delicious and a great cake to have when company comes over.

    Thanks for linking up the Newlyweds recipe linky hope to see you next week!

  8. That sounds simple but delicious. What a great treat! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

  9. Mmmm, I'd love a piece with my coffee! Looks like a quick and easy recipe, who doesn't like that!

  10. Well how easy is that!!! Perfect for when you need something on the spur of the moment! Looks fabulous!

  11. Anita, this looks absolutely divine. Something I would totally dig into. I have the spice cake mix but not apple pie filling, so I'll have to go get some. I'm definitely trying this!

  12. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back soon.
    Miz Helen