1 package (18 1/4 ounces) spice cake mix
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon almond extract*
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Nonstick cooking spray, for coating cake pan
For the Glaze: (optional)
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons milk
*If you don't have almond extract on hand, you may substitute it with vanilla extract.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Spray a 10-inch bundt or tube pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Set aside 1 tablespoon cake mix. Set aside 1 1/2 cups pie filling.
In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, water, oil, extract and remaining cake mix and pie filling. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour half into the prepared 10-inch bundt or tube pan.
Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and reserved cake mix; sprinkle over batter. Spoon reserved pie filling over batter to within 3/4 inch of edges; top with remaining batter.
Bake at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. When cake has cooled, drizzle with glaze, or if desired dust cake with confectioners' sugar.
In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Mix well. Drizzle over cooled cake.
Makes 14 servings.
Date: March 9, 2003