Jan 142011
 

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Ingredients

Ingredients

Adding the Red Hots

Adding the Red Hots

Adding Sugar

Adding Sugar

Adding Apple Juice

Adding Apple Juice

Adding Food Coloring

Adding Food Coloring

Stirring

Stirring

Adding the Apples

Adding the Apples

All Stirred Up

All Stirred Up

Boiling

Boiling

In the Pan

In the Pan

Starting Cake

Starting Cake

Adding Pudding Mix

Adding Pudding Mix

Eggs

Eggs

Adding Apple Juice

Adding Apple Juice

Adding Sour Cream

Adding Sour Cream

Mixing

Mixing

Pouring Over Apples

Pouring Over Apples

Very Thick

Very Thick

Ready for the Oven

Ready for the Oven

Out of the Oven

Out of the Oven

Flipped!

Flipped!

Close Up

Close Up

Candy Apple Cake

1 cup red hots
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup apple juice, divided
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
4 whole Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
1 18.25 ounce box yellow cake mix (or White, or french vanilla)
1 3.4 ounce box vanilla pudding mix, instant
2 whole eggs
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9- by 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large saucepan, combine the cinnamon candies, sugar, 1/2 cup apple juice, and food color. Heat over high heat, stirring until candies dissolve. Add apples and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the apples are tender; spoon into the baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, and the remaining 1/2 cup apple juice; mix well and spoon over the apple mixture, spreading to completely cover. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow to cool slightly, then invert over a serving platter. Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.

This recipes origins are totally unknown! But it’s a favorite in these parts! Pretty easy to make, but I must warn you of 2 things. 1 the cake batter is super thick! And 2 it addicting. You can’t eat just one piece!!! I challenge you!!