I had leftover apple pie filling from our post-Christmas crepes... and I can't let that deliciousness go to waste, can I?
So I found a dump-style cake recipe online and played...
1 box white cake mix
2 1/2 cups apple pie filling (that's what I had left...) OR: use a large can of apple pie filling...
3 large eggs
Mix together. Spread into 13 X 9" greased and floured pan. Spread with streusel topping:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 TBSP. butter, softened
1 tsp. cinnamon
Blend all together. Sprinkle on top of cake mix in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, until center is lightly firm and a toothpick comes out with just moist crumbs.
Drizzle with cinnamon glaze below:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. soft butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Mix together. Add milk and mix to desired consistency.
I like to drizzle this onto the cake, so I added two splashes of milk... maybe two tablespoons? I didn't measure, I went by sight... and then drizzled the top of the cake with the cinnamon glaze.
We're having this for an after-school snack so I'll let youse know what the kids think. They might object to the nuts.... but I won't! :)
And we're closing in on the time of "normal" here in upstate.... Winter, short days, long nights, a perfect time for writing books and rocking babies...
Or reading stories and doing homework with teens!
For the next few months, that's our normal.... and I have to confess: I love it. :)