This tastes just like the red candy apples that we are all so familiar with. The apples are cooked in a mixture that includes red hot cinnamon candies, then placed in the bottom of a baking pan and topped with yellow sour cream cake batter. Candy Apple Cake is inverted over a serving platter when done and the red apple topping makes for a great presentation. Delicious!
1 cup Red hot cinnamon candies
1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Apple juice, divided
1/2 tsp Red food color
4 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
1 package (18 ounces) Yellow cake mix
1 package (4 serving size) Instant vanilla pudding
2 fresh eggs
1 cup Sour cream
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 30 to
Pan Type ~ 9 by 13-inch pan
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 candy
apples are tender, spoon into 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 candy apple mixture, spreading to completely cover. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, then invert over a serving platter. Allow Candy Apple Cake to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!