A few months ago I was asked by Pillsbury® if I'd like to sample and review their new Spring/Summer flavors of Orange Creamsicle, Key Lime and Funfetti products. I wrote about them here and here, if you're interested. Well today, I'm enthusiastically sharing with you Pillsbury's new Fall line of Caramel Apple and Pumpkin cake and cookie mixes...and they are quite tasty!
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Living in central Texas means that it feels like Summer for at least 8 months out of the year. It will more than likely be around 80 degrees until November and while it may not look or feel like Autumn outside, Fall is happening in my kitchen. When the season arrives, I like to start baking with apples and spices then I later progress to one of my favorite flavors, pumpkin!
My friend Ingrid from 3B's has made a cake with yellow cake mix called Cinnamon Roll Cake. This is a twist on that recipe using Pillsbury's Caramel Apple Premium Cake mix and frosting. I upped the apple flavor by adding cinnamon applesauce in place of some of the oil and used the caramel apple frosting to make the glaze. If Ingrid's cake tastes like a cinnamon roll, this tastes like a cinnamon apple fritter. The cake itself was very moist and apple-y (is that a word?) with a slightly crunchy caramelly sugar topping. The glaze is completely unnecessary, but it's so tasty you won't want to skip it.
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- Caramel Apple Premium Cake Mix
- Caramel Apple Premium Cookie Mix
- Creamy Supreme Caramel Apple Frosting
- Perfectly Pumpkin Premium Cake Mix
- Perfectly Pumpkin Premium Cookie Mix
- Pumpkin Creme Cake Mix with Vanilla Filling
Thank you Pillsbury® for all these great new products and for having me be a Pillsbury blog Ambassador :-)
Caramel Apple Fritter Cake from Lick The Bowl Good
- 1- 15.25 oz. box Pillsbury Caramel Apple Premium Cake Mix
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup cinnamon applesauce
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Caramel Apple Frosting
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch OR two 8x8-inch pans with non-stick baking spray with flour and set aside.
In a large bowl combine the ingredients for the cake and mix until well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle evenly over the batter. Using a butter knife swirl the brown sugar mixture gently into the batter.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once the cake is fully baked, place on a cooling rack and make the glaze.
In a small bowl, whisk the frosting, milk and vanilla together until thin, free of lumps and is drizzle consistency. Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze over the cake and allow the cake to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.
I was provided with product samples and compensation by Pillsbury, though the opinions I express here are my own.
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