When I see a title like this on Pinterest, I have to click and read more. I mean, I have to know. Is it “are you kidding” good, is it “are you kidding” easy, or is it so incredible it just could have no other name? I looked it up on Just a Pinch and basically it’s mixing a cake, 3 eggs and a can of pie filling together. So, I’ll give them a check for the easy. Now, let’s see what I thought about the rest.
I like that this recipe is so simple to make. It’s one that I could ask my 7 year old to make and he could do it by himself just fine.
The first time I made it with a chocolate cake and cherry pie filling. I was sooo not impressed. The chocolate was way too overpowering for the cherries. I think that chocolate would be too much for any pie filling, so I would not recommend ever using it.
I decided that before I totally gave up on this cake, I should try it with one of the other flavor combinations that the author suggested. I thought a Butter Pecan cake mix with apple pie filling sounded good, so that’s what I did.
It was a good cake and it was gone very quickly. Is it the most amazing cake I’ve ever had? No. But that’s OK. Sometimes you just want something that the family will enjoy and is super easy to make.
This is not a pretty cake. The batter is so thick that it was hard to get a smooth top. The top ended up looking a little hilly, but it was for the family and no one seemed to notice.
I don’t like having a cake with no frosting so I made up a cinnamon glaze to go on the top. It complimented the cake really well.
The author also suggested poking chunks of cream cheese into the batter after it was in the pan. I’ve not tried doing this, but if it sounds like something you’d like, give it a try. Let me know if you like it.
This is a great dessert option for a night when you need to make a quick dessert; or if you’re wanting to get the kids into baking, it’s a great starting recipe.
If you try any combos that you like, please tell me about them!!
Are you Kidding Cake Printable Recipe
adapted from Just a Pinch
1 cake mix
1 can of pie filling
Glaze for a Butter Pecan Apple Cake
2 T melted butter
1/4 C half and half
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 t cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl whisk cake mix, eggs and pie filling. (the batter will be thick) Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Smooth the top as much as possible. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. While cake is baking, melt butter for the glaze. Add in the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth.
If glazing, immediately poke holes through out the top using a plastic fork. Turn on timer for 10 minutes. When timer goes off, pour glaze over the top. Serve, when cooled, by it self or with ice cream.
Have fun trying! Anne