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Cake mix, apples and Dulce de leche

apple dulce de lech cake

In the mood for something tasty, but not really in the mood to spend forever making it?  That’s how I feel today so it’s time for an “Almost Homemade” recipe.  Looking in the pantry I see one of those mini boxes of Jiffy cake mix but plain cake just won’t satisfy. While checking the fridge I see a can of hubs home made Dulce de leche and and apple out of the fruit bowl give me what I’m looking for. 

Now I feel really focused and can hardly wait to see if this turns out (which it does).  First, turn on the oven and spray a cupcake tin with baking spray.  It takes only a few minutes to beat the Jiffy cake mix up.  Another 2 minutes to dice an apple, add a few pinches of cinnamon and nutmeg and using the quarter cup measuring cup, measure the mixture into the cupcake pan.  Stick it in the oven for 20 minutes. 

The hardest part?  The 20 minute wait!  When I took it out hubs and I both tried the cakes hot.  Good, add a spoon full of the Dulce de leche…great. 

apple-duce-de-leche cake


  • cake mix (follow directions on box)
  • 1 finely diced apple (2 if using a regular size cake mix)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • Mix cake according to box directions, add the other ingredients and stir.  Measure into prepared cupcake pan and bake 350° F for 15-20 minutes.
    • Garnish with prepared Dulce de leche or brown sugar icing.  Heck, try some warm caramel sauce.



  1. This sounds great and would be wonderful in a dutch oven while camping!

  2. Ohhhh...this looks yummy Jeannie! Almost like a rich caramel apple on a cake. What could be wrong with that?? Um...nothing!!

  3. What an awesome addition to a boxed cake mix! I'm always looking for ways to kick up cake mixes a notch. Thanks for adding this fab recipe to the Fall In Love With Fall link-up! :)

  4. Yumm! Looks like a fun way to spice up a cake mix. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes. Pinning!


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