Apple Cake Mix Muffins Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Apple Cake Mix Muffins are tasty and so easy to make! Cake mix, pie filling and a couple of pantry staples come together to make the moistest muffin ever!

Apple Cake Mix Muffins Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Today I want to introduce you to my Apple Cake Mix Muffins. First, let’s talk about baking briefly. I am not afraid to say that I have weaknesses. Baking is one of them. You can’t just “concoct” like you can with just about every other food. So when I want something baked, I usually rely on existing products that are inexpensive and convenient and help me make what I want to make. For cakes, I usually use cake mix. And I almost always have a couple of cake mixes around the house. This week I wasn’t in the mood for cake though. I was in the mood for muffins. While there are some tasty muffin mixes out there, they can be a bit pricey. So, I decided to make some muffins using a cake mix and a couple of other ingredients. The Apple Cake Mix Muffins were a big hit, so I am sharing the recipe to make them with you. I have to say these muffins are the moistest muffins I have had in a long time, if not ever. I will definitely be making them again. Here’s how I make them.

Apple Cake Mix Muffins

This recipe makes 10-12 really large muffins.

Equipment Needed

  • large mixing bowl
  • large muffin pan
  • muffin liners
  • silicone brush

Ingredients

  • 1x yellow cake mix (I used a 15.25 oz Betty Crocker Butter Recipe Yellow cake mix)
  • 1x 21 oz can apple pie filling
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • sugar
  • cinnamon

Apple Cake Mix Muffins Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Apple Cake Mix Muffins Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 f.

Place the apple pie filling on a large plate. Use a sharp knife to “dice” or “chunk” the pieces of the apple.

Place the cake mix, apple pie filling, apple pie spice and sour cream into the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Place cupcake liners into the cavities in the muffin pan.

Divide the mixture equally into the muffin tins.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the muffins are golden on top and the edges are browning and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let the muffins cool.

Brush the tops of the muffins with the melted butter.

Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on top of the muffin as liberally as you like.

Serve and enjoy!

Apple Cake Mix Muffins Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Apple Cake Mix Muffins

Apple Cake Mix Muffins Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 f. Place the apple pie filling on a large plate. Use a sharp knife to "dice" or "chunk" the pieces of the apple. Place the cake mix, apple pie filling, apple pie spice and sour cream into the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Place cupcake liners into the cavities in the muffin pan. Divide the mixture equally into the muffin tins. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the muffins are golden on top and the edges are browning and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool. Brush the tops of the muffins with the melted butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on top of the muffin as liberally as you like.

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    20 comments

    Alli Smith November 17, 2017 - 8:15 am

    I haven’t had apple muffins in a while. I love that your recipe starts with a cake mix. These would be perfect for breakfast or brunch.

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    candy November 17, 2017 - 8:27 am

    We eat a bunch of muffins because they can be a grab and go breakfast, snack or just because. Easy for the little ones to handle and enjoy.

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    Amber Myers November 17, 2017 - 8:30 am

    These muffins look fabulous. I’m a fan of apple stuff so I’m sure I’d love these.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh November 17, 2017 - 10:00 am

    I love the combo of apple and cinnamon. Plus we love muffins. What a great idea for a breakfast, brunch, or snack.

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    Tomi C November 17, 2017 - 11:04 am

    Apple Pie Spice is my secret ingredient in all of my baked apple goods. Something about that spice just amps up the flavor of anything apple.

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    Lisa November 17, 2017 - 4:56 pm

    What a great idea to use cake mix for muffins. These look like they were delicious.

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    Sarah Bailey November 17, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    Now this is the perfect mix, there is something delicious about an apple muffin, I need to make me some!

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    Janet November 17, 2017 - 8:08 pm

    Looks like one of those “why didn’t I think of that” recipes! Apple muffins sound perfect for Thanksgiving week guests.

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    Anita November 17, 2017 - 8:39 pm

    I love muffins, but these look much better. They look so moist and fluffy. I’m going to make this one day and hope mine will turn out just as good.

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    Liz Mays November 17, 2017 - 10:16 pm

    The apple pie flavor is sounding super good. I’d love to surprise my family with these muffins.

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    Amanda November 17, 2017 - 10:40 pm

    We have muffins for breakfast every week! I love apple muffins in the winter. I need to add this to my rotation.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 18, 2017 - 7:53 am

    These muffins sound like a delicious dessert that’s perfect for fall. I love the flavor of apple cake so these muffins would be a hit in my house!

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    Claudia K November 18, 2017 - 8:41 am

    I bet these are incredibly moist. I love anything with apples in it.

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    rosemary palmer November 18, 2017 - 9:00 am

    Oh yum. If I could have one right now with my first cup of coffee. I love using cake mixes as a base for recipes. So much easier – and just as tasty in many times.

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    Chubskulit Rose November 18, 2017 - 9:38 am

    This would be perfect for my cup of coffee right now! I love anything with apple, I bet this smells so good when you take ’em out from the oven.

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    Kita Bryant November 18, 2017 - 8:10 pm

    These sound super easy yet super delicious. I’m all about easy especially when it comes to the holidays.

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    Sandy N Vyjay November 19, 2017 - 3:03 am

    My stomach seemed to send out squeals of excitement looking at the pictures of the apple cake muffinns. They look so tempting, I am sure the entire family would feast on this,

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    ricci November 19, 2017 - 3:27 am

    Now these muffins sound like they taste amazing!! I am all about apple flavored things right now and I need to make these ASAP!!

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    Dogvills November 19, 2017 - 10:48 am

    Apples and cinnamon are a culinary match made in heaven! I can just imagine how delicious these muffins would be! I have to make this soon. I just love it when my house smells like freshly baked goodies and cinnamon!

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    pat. November 23, 2017 - 9:43 am

    I like fresh muffins and since I have a muffin maker going back to making muffins again.

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