Johnny Appleseed Cake


Johnny Appleseed Cake

Johnny Appleseed Cake
35 Min

All of us apple lovers owe Johnny Appleseed a big thanks for his delicious deeds, and our Johnny Appleseed Cake is a great way to enjoy that tasty and nutritious fruit.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 4 eggs

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients by hand or with an electric mixer. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


  • Dollup with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for an even tastier treat.
  • Any combination of cake mix and pie filling will work. Use your imagination to come up with your own favorite new desserts!

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I'm going to try this with chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling.

I think I must have missed the answer to the question about using fresh apples. I really would prefer using fresh. Thanks.

Unfortunately, in this recipe, fresh apples cannot be used since you'll need the gooey sauce from the can to mix the cake. If you'd like to make an apple cake with fresh apples, we recommend checking out our recipes for: Apple Pudding, Easy Apple Cake, or No Bother Apple Cake.

I made this using a spice cake came out great

I make this using a caramel cake mix and apple pie filling I canned this fall. It's a light, moist cake that's excellent!

oooops I forgot to state for those CARB WATCHERS! I also made this with a sugar free cake mix and sugar free apple pie filling. Was excellent could not tell the difference!

I love this recipe. However I also love butter. I melt a stick of butter in a 9x13 pan and set aside. I add cinnamon and nutmeg to the mix along with 1/2 C of raisins and 1/2 C dried cranberries. Pour into the pan with the melted butter. Shake a cinnamon and sugar mixture all over the top of the cake and then bake. The cinnamon and sugar makes a nice crunchy top, no frosting needed.

I was so glad to get this recipe! I have always made it with German chocolate cake mix and it is delicious, too.

My girls at work loved this cake. I did add cinnamon and cloves to the cake mix. Thanks for an easy recipe.

I've been making these cake since I first bought my Mr. Food cookbook 2 decades ago - I've always loved it best with butter cake mix (less sweet yet richer tasting) or butter pecan cake mix, when I can find it. I also like to make a quick streusel topping for it, or if I'm short on time I just top it with 1 cup of chopped walnuts that have been mixed with a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Yum, yum, yum!

how long would one bake as cupcakes instead of cake??

I made this last weekend for my son's Birthday party. It was a hit & so easy to make.

I made this for my son's Birthday party last weekend. Everyone loved it & it was so easy to make!

Thank you for assisting, Test Kitchen! You have been very helpful! I'll let you know how it comes out. I'm making it for work on Thursday.

You are more than welcome. We look forward to hearing from you!

I am wondering if there is any way I can make this with fresh apples instead of apple pie filling???

Trying to figure out if you would add all ingredients that the cake mix calls for, along with the others, or just the mix itself, with the apples and eggs...??? Directions aren't too explanatory on this one. Just want to know before deciding which Johnny Appleseed recipe to try for the first time... Any suggestions??

In this recipe, the only ingredients you add are the cake mix, apple pie filling and 4 eggs. That's it! Enjoy!

I live in Central PA. Will be making this cake today but as with many recipes on this website, I cannot find the same size box/jar/container, etc. that some of the recipes call for. This recipe was an example as I could not find an 18.25 oz. box of any cake mix. Largest I could find was 16.5. Hoping it will turn out!!

We have found that those extra couple of ounces do not effect the outcome of the recipe. Enjoy!

OMG THIS SO GOOD. It was so easy to make and my man loved it.

Yep! Another keeper!!! Tried this today; had only a 'spice cake mix' and added the 'apple filling' wonderful! Thank you "all" again for the easy, tasty recipes! Sincerely, 'little ole' Ohio cook,' Sherry

I made this recently it was very moist. Everybody liked it. :)

Mr.Food, thank you for the answer to my question ......... about a 'cake with pudding in the mix.' I'll be trying this tomorrow and am sure I won't be disappointed! Everything I've made from your site has been delicious! Thank you again, 'Little ole' Ohio cook, Sherry

I have the same question about using cake mix with pudding in the mix. This sounds so easy and delicious that I'd like to make it for my daughter's B'day, tomorrow. Thanks

Mr. Food, I have a question .......... Can cake mix (with pudding in the mix) be used??? Thank you again for all your 'delicious recipes'! Little ole' Ohio cook, Sherry

this is a lot like an applebutter cake I've made. 4 eggs & add 1 cup of applebutter and 1/3 cup veg oil bake 35 - 40 minutes @ 350 I am going to try this one for weekend crowd

I think I will use carrot cake mix for mine.

can use also use a bundt pan?

I tried this and loved it. Great potluck cake. I added some applepie spice and frosted the top with a cinnamon infused cream cheese frosting. Wow

Cken - Read PMCook's response two answers above your question.

Sounds yummy and easy!

cken, you just use the cake mix, pie filling and eggs. No need for the extra oil and water required on the package instructions.

For years I have used devil's food cake and cherry pie filling. I have also used spice cake with the apple fie filling. It is so easy to make something fast, simple and great tasting.

Do you make the cake mix according to the recipe on the box and THEN add the extra or do you just use dry cake mix and the pie filling and eggs?


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