RECIPE: Apple Crumble!

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I have been playing around with apple desserts using cake mixes, tying to find one that was not only easy to make but also tasted great. Today, I finally settled on one, which is this Apple Crumble!

I actually debated on what to call this: crumble, cake, cobbler, crisp. I finally settled on crumble simply due to the fact that I literally crumbled the topping up in my hands to sprinkle it over the apples!

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This is an incredibly easy recipe, made even easier with this amazing apple peeler that I bought on Amazon! This is the best $17 I have ever spent! CLICK HERE to learn more or to order one for yourself.

The brown sugar adds a caramel flavor to this that the other recipes I have tried lacked, and it’s that caramel touch that sends this recipe over the top. I like to serve this with some whipped topping, and it would also be great with ice cream.



  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 package of white or yellow cake mix (I used yellow)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (a stick) of butter or margarine, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9×13-inch cake pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Arrange apples in a an even layer in the bottom of the cake pan and pour the water over the apples.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the cake mix, brown sugar, and cinnamon until well combined. Add in the melted butter and mix until thoroughly blended and crumbly.
  5. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apples.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes.

cake 1 The apples layered in the cake pan

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Adding in the melted butter to the cake mix, brown sugar and cinnamon

cake 2 The crumble topping

cake 4 The crumble topping sprinkled over the apples and before going into the oven

cake 5 The finished product! The brown sugar creates a caramel looking and tasting swirl throughout!