Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Apple Pie Filling
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5 from 9 votes

Apple Surprise Cake

This Apple Surprise Cake recipe is made with an apple muffin mix with a surprise apple pie filling that is seen only when the cake is cut!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Apple Surprise Cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


For the cake:

  • 2 packets Martha White Apple Cider Muffin Mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 21 oz can apple pie filling
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon optional

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spray bundt pan (really well) with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix up one packet of muffin mix according to packet directions (adding 1/2 cup milk) and stir until combined well. Batter will be lumpy.
  • Pour batter into the bottom of the bundt pan.
  • Keep out that mixing bowl, you'll use it again in a minute.
  • Open can of apple pie filling.
  • Take a sharp knife and make slicing motions to cut apples while still inside the can. You want them in about 1/2-inch size pieces.
  • Spread the pie filling evenly on top of the first layer of batter. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Now, make the second packet of muffin mix according to package directions.
  • Again, adding 1/2 cup milk and stirring until combine.
  • Add this final layer of batter on top of the apple pie filling layer.
  • Spread evenly.
  • Place baking pan in the center rack and bake for about 50-60 minutes.
  • Allow cake to cool completely.
  • Carefully invert it on a plate. Make icing and drizzle over the top. 



If you like, you can make a glaze to drizzle on top or just dust it with a little powdered sugar or serve it as is. To make the glaze, just combine powdered sugar with a tablespoon or two of milk. Whisk it together until smooth, then drizzle it over the top of the cake.
This can also be made in a 9 x 9 square baking dish if you don't have or don't want to use a bundt pan. Can't find the Apple Cider muffin mix? Just use the Apple Cinnamon instead.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 73mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.2mg