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Apple Pie Cobbler Cake with Vanilla Glaze

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A rich, moist, spiced cake loaded with apple pie filling and topped with a vanilla glaze…what dreams are made of! 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, just sharing a few of my favorite things! 


How to solve the problem of one person wanting cake, and the other craving pie? Simple! Just combine the two into one, luscious, dreamy, cobbler-like pie-cake! 

Not to be confused with “dump cakes”, (those have their own special place in culinary history), this is definitely in the category of cobblers, as it starts with a batter rather than just dry ingredients being layered. 

The ingredients are super simple and you probably already have most, if not all, already in your pantry! 

So let’s get started! Time’s a-wastin’, and I’m craving something sweet! How about you? 



I used a white cake mix from our local Aldi grocery store, and it’s just as good as the name brands without the hefty sticker price!

But you can also try using a yellow cake mix or even a spice cake mix. (*If using a spice cake mix, you might not need to add quite as much cinnamon.) 




Just beat the batter ingredients and pour it into a 13×9 sprayed pan. I just used a butter-flavored no-stick spray and it did just fine. I also used my ancient aluminum cake pan over a glass pan or one of my no-stick, dark-coated pans. The old pans seem to make cakes much more moist. No dry edges or corner pieces! 

Then carefully and evenly place the apple pie filling on top. I placed the apples on one by one to make sure everything was even. Don’t worry, it goes really quickly. 

*If apple isn’t your thing, you could also try cherry or peach pie filling. 





Then pop it into a preheated oven and bake! The batter will rise up through the apples all on its own, (which earns its name, “cobbler”.)  





Isn’t it gorgeous?!! And oh how wonderful it smells! I so wish they made “smell-o-vision” so you could take a big whiff of this, too! Heavenly. Just heavenly!




Lastly, I made a standard vanilla glaze and drizzled the whole top with it!

And yes, I licked the bowl. And the whisk. And the spoon. Heck yes I did! 




This cuts and removes from the pan like a dream! 




My hubby wanted a little whipped cream on his. So I gave him a “little” squirt…and topped the whole beautiful mess with a cherry! Perfection!  } chef’s kiss! { 




You should’ve seen his face! he was smilin’ like he was eatin’ a banana sideways!

So if you’re in need of a wonderful, but easy to make, dessert to wow a crowd this Memorial Day weekend, look no further! This one will bring smiles to everyone’s faces! 

Enjoy your loved ones and hold them close, and remember that this weekend is in honor of our brave military who gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, so that we all may live free, and in peace. 


Apple Pie Cobbler Cake with Vanilla Glaze
Yield: 12 servings

Apple Pie Cobbler Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A rich, moist cobbler-cake loaded with apples and topped with a creamy vanilla glaze that will bring smiles to young and old alike!


  • Cake:
  • 1 pkg. white, yellow, or spice cake mix (2-layer)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (21 oz.) can apple pie filling
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbl. very soft butter but not melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbl. whole milk


    Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl with a mixer and beat until smooth. Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.

    Spoon the apple pie filling on top of the dough, evenly covering the entire surface. Bake at 350ºF for 40 minutes. Let cake cool completely.

    Make the glaze by whisking glaze ingredients in a small bowl until creamy and no lumps, then drizzle over the cooled cake.


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Sunday 26th of May 2024

Thanks for the recipe. I know I m going to enjoy this.

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