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Apple Pie Poke Cake is Effortless to Make

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'Tis the season for potlucks, bake sales and extended family dinners.

With all of these baking obligations, we've always got our eye out for simple, and quick dessert recipes that require almost no effort but don't skimp on flavor.

If you've got last-minute dinner invitations, a night-before school bake sale to prepare for, or drop-in guests,  Apple Pie Poke Cake will be your go-to dessert.

Follow these simple directions and you'll have a delicious dessert in no time!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 white cake (prepared in a 13×9 baking dish)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 cup apples, diced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 12 oz whipped topping, thawed

Directions:

Prepare white cake according to box directions for a 13×9 cake.

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       In a large skillet, whisk together the brown sugar with water, 1tsp cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

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Heat over medium high heat until bubbly, then add diced apples.

Reduce heat to low and simmer apples about 12-15 minutes.

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       When cake is done baking, poke holes all over.

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Pour can of sweetened condensed milk over hot cake.

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Then pour apple mixture.

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Spread and smooth until apples are evenly dispersed over top of cake and liquids have drained into the poked holes of the cake. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight.

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While cake is in refrigerator, whisk the vanilla pudding with milk and 1 tsp cinnamon until smooth.

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Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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When ready to serve cake, combine pudding mixture with thawed Cool Whip. Spread over cake, slice and serve. ENJOY!

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