¾ cup salted butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
½ cup apple sauce
1 cup water/Apple juice/cider
Yellow cake mix
1 tbsp cinnamon
Preheat oven in 350 degrees.
Peel and slice your apples. Layer them in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. (I used an 8 inch and 6 inch round for this, you can do whatever you think will fit!)
Cook sugar and butter on stove, let boil for 1 minute. Add cinnamon and salt and stir. Pour hot mixture on top of your apples.
Mix eggs, water/juice, and applesauce in a mixing bowl. For this I replaced the 1/3 cup of oil that was called for on the box with ½ cup of applesauce. You can also replace the water with apple juice or cider.
Add the cake mix and cinnamon to your wet ingredients, and mix well. Pour evenly into pan over the apple and sugar mixture.
Bake in your preheated oven for roughly 25-40 minutes. You can tell if it’s done by sticking a clean dry knife into the center. When it comes out clean (or with only a few moist crumbs clinging) then you know it’s done! The baking time will vary depending on what size pan you use.
Let the cake rest for about 5 minutes, and then flip it out onto a serving plate. To flip the cake out, take your serving plate and place it surface down onto the cake. Flip both the serving plate and the pan over so that the cake is now resting on the serving plate. You’ll most likely want to wear oven mitts for this! Knock on the bottom a few times to loosen any apples, and then pull the pan off.
Let cool, and enjoy! This can also be topped with caramel sauce, which you can read about here.
(my lovely arrangement of apples)