If you’re short on time and ingredients but are hoping to make a truly delicious treat, don’t despair.
This ridiculously simple coffee cake eliminates the need for an involved process or a lot of ingredients. In fact, you’ll only need two!
What could be easier?
The folks behind Not A Gourmet Chef note: “This was another Pinterest find, though I’m not sure where it originated. It looked way too simple not to try. Indeed, it came out like a warm cobbler and made for a very satisfying treat. All-in-all this is a nice, quick dessert when you need something quick for a sweet finish.”
It sounds like the perfect option when you have guests coming over last minute or if you want to whip up a fast dessert that will impress everyone. Bonus? It smells heavenly.
You’ll only need, as we mentioned, two ingredients: 1 can of apple pie filling and 1 box of dry angel food cake mix.
That’s it! Since there are only two ingredients, you can guess that the process of putting this together is a no brainer. Just mix the two ingredients and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes in a 350-degree oven until the top browns.
Commenters on the recipe had some helpful tips for the perfect coffee cake, with one recommending it bake a bit longer, closer to 30 minutes, and another noting that using a can of crushed pineapple is a great substitution as well.
Another person had to improvise since they didn’t have the canned pie filling, writing: “I baked it…could not find a can of apple pie filling, made my own with green granny smith apples, cornstarch and peptin, also added cinnamon and nutmeg to my apples…it was really good. If you make your own apples make sure your apple filling cools down to room temp, otherwise your cake mix will start to cook and rise too high and then collapse after cooling. I served it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg on top. MMMMmmm good!”
Another added: “This was fabulous! So easy! I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to mine since my apple pie filling can was rather bland looking.”
Still another went with a little extra cinnamon and had wonderful results, writing: “Oh wow mine looks exactly like the picture! I too added a couple shakes of cinnamon to the mix and a couple more on top…I bought vanilla ice cream for it. I am so geeked to try it!!!”
One person even explained their experience with different flavor profiles, writing: “I have made this with cherry, pineapple, strawberry rhubarb and today with apple pie filling, all were very yummy baked it for about 35 min., next time pumpkin filling and we’ll see how that goes!”
There are a number of YouTube videos that show the recipe in action, such as this one from aka Mommy. Note that she recommends using two cans of apple pie filling so that the cake is moist. She also explains that it takes a bit to incorporate the two ingredients, so take your time with stirring!