Pie Filling Easy Cake Recipe

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Sometimes you need a quick & easy cake recipe…

This one uses just 4 ingredients and makes a moist, fluffy, fruity cake! All you do is mix together a cake mix, can of pie filling, 2 eggs and some vanilla extract! You can bake it as a 9” x 13” cake or 24 cupcakes! The cake is so moist, it doesn’t really need frosting, I sprinkled the 9” x 13” version with powdered sugar. For the cupcakes I did top with some vanilla buttercream and maraschino cherries!

Think of all the flavor combinations:

  • spice cake + apple pie filling

  • yellow cake + blueberry pie filling

  • strawberry cake + strawberry pie filling

  • I used Devil’s Food Cake + Cherry Pie Filling

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Pie Filling Easy Cake Recipe:

Tina Verrelli - epicuricloud.com

Makes 9” x 13” cake or 24 cupcakes


  • 1 (15.25-ounce) cake mix

  • 1 (21-ounce) can pie filling

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare baking dish by spraying with nonstick baking spray or lining cupcake pan with paper liners.

Mix together cake mix, pie filling, eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined, but do not over mix.

(You want some of the fruit to remain whole, while some fruit pieces break down, adding great fruity flavor throughout the batter.)

Bake 9” x 13” pan for about 30-35 minutes or until springs back in center and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Bake cupcakes for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely then sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost with you favorite frosting.


I use either my KitchenAid Hand Mixer with the turbo beaters or my KitchenAid Stand Mixer fitted with the flex edge beater to mix the batter. You could certainly mix by hand as well.

I have mixed a triple batch at one time in my KitchenAid Pro 600 6-quart Stand Mixer - It makes about 72 cupcakes.

PRINTABLE RECIPE: Pie Filling Easy Cake Recipe

Apple "Dumpling" Pie Recipe

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This pie was the most requested recipe…

after our Today’s Special Value KitchenAid Countertop Convection Oven Event at QVC on Sunday 9/23/18! Well, I certainly see why! Those big lumps under the crust are whole apples! Definitely a unique pie technique and new to me!

All the food for that busy day was prepared by an amazing team of hard-working food stylists! I asked for the recipe and they said there wasn’t really one…but sent some basic ideas on how they were made.

I took those ideas, combined them with some of my own pie basics, utilized a few of my KitchenAid favorite products…and here we go!

I’m calling it Apple “Dumpling” Pie, because the whole apples in pie crust remind me of old fashioned apple dumplings! YUM!

Recipe Directions Photo Tutorial: (Click side arrows on large photo)

Apple “Dumpling” Pie Recipe:

Tina Verrelli - epicuricloud.com

Makes 1, standard 9-inch pie


Double Crust Pie Crust for 9-inch standard pie (homemade or store bought)

7-8 Granny Smith Apples

1 tablespoon lemon juice

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Optional for filling:

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts)

Optional for topping pie:

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk, half and half or cream

1 tablespoon coarse sugar (I used coarse sanding sugar)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (I used my KitchenAid Countertop Convection oven with 1 oven rack in the lowest position.)

Mix together the butter, salt, sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. (I used the KitchenAid 3.5 cup Chopper for this.)

Peel and Core apples (or alternately use KitchenAid Spiralizer to Peel, Core and Slice but still keep whole.)

Place the whole apples in a bowl or on a platter and drizzle with lemon juice to help keep from browning.

Fit the bottom crust in pie plate.

Arrange apples in bottom crust and fill the sugar mixture in and around the apples. If adding raisins and nuts, sprinkle these in and around the apples as well.

Place on the top crust, trim excess (if necessary) and crimp the edges.

Cut a few small slits to release steam while baking.

If desired, whisk together egg and milk to make an egg wash.

Brush this on top crust and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

I placed my pie on a 12” flat pizza pan to catch any drips.

Bake at 400 degrees F. for 40-45 minutes. Rotate once or twice throughout the baking process.

If crust starts to brown too much, cover loosely with foil.

Let cool until just warm before cutting.

Printable Recipe: Apple “Dumpling” Pie

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Halloween Pretzel and Kisses Treat Recipes

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Need a Quick, Easy & Cute Halloween Treat Idea?

Halloween is always such a busy time with costumes, parties and parades, but I always want to make a fun festive treat… These delicious no-mix, 3-ingredient treats fit the bill and come together in about 5 minutes! They are delicious with the salty crisp pretzels and the creamy sweet candy kisses! You can pack them up into trick-or-treat bags, fill up jars for teacher or hostess gifts or you can save them all for yourself!

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Halloween Pretzel and Kisses Treat Recipes:

Tina Verrelli - epicuricloud.com

Makes as many as you like!

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For the Candy Corn Hug Treats You’ll Need:

  • Bite Sized Pretzels (checkerboard Snaps, Minis or round wagon wheel shaped ones all work great!)

  • Hershey Hugs Candy Kisses, unwrapped

  • Candy Corn

For the Eyeball Treats You’ll Need:

  • Bite Sized Pretzels

  • Hershey Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped (I bought these out-of-season on Amazon)

  • Eyeball Candies (I used Wilton brand - You can find these in grocery and craft stores during Halloween season or Amazon off-season)


Preheat oven to 25O degrees F.

Lay pretzels on baking sheet(s).

Top with desired Hershey Kisses Candies.

Place in oven for about 4 minutes or until Kisses are soft and shiny (they should still hold their shape, but can be “smooshed” when topped with candy corn or eyeball)

Remove from oven and top with either candy corn or eyeball candies.

Let them cool off and set-up. (You can speed this up in the refrigerator.)

Store in a cool place in an air-tight container.

Printable Recipe: Halloween Pretzel and Candy Kisses Treats