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Friday, September 10, 2021

Easy Apple Bread From Cake Mix

How to make an easy apple bread recipe with a box of cake mix and applesauce.  This has real apple pieces in it for a delicious cake mix apple bread that can be made in just a few minutes.

We have an orchard, so there's no shortage of apples or applesauce here on the farm.  I'm always looking for ways to use applesauce, and this apple spice bread recipe is the perfect way to use my home canned applesauce.

This apple pie bread with cake mix is easy to make with a boxed cake mix.  It can be made in one bowl in just a few minutes, and you can make it as muffins or a quick apple spice bread.

This cake mix apple bread freezes well, so make two loaves and save one for later.  Or make it as an apple muffin recipe and freeze leftovers for a quick breakfast idea.

Apple Bread From Cake Mix

Using cake mixes for semi-homemade cooking is a great way to have home baked goods without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.  I use cake mixes to make easy spice cake pumpkin muffins and easy cake mix pumpkin bread.

You can also use a box of cake mix to make a Dunkaroo dip recipe or the best s'mores cookie recipe or red velvet cake mix cookies recipe.   Check out these boxed cake mix hacks or try one of these 47 recipes from box cake mix.  For brownies, try these boxed brownie mix hacks.

For more bread recipes, check out these posts:

What is Quick Bread?

This easy cake mix apple bread is a quick bread.  Quick breads use baking soda and baking powder to rise instead of using yeast.  They are easier to make since you don't need to let the yeast proof.

The baking soda and baking powder are in the cake mix, so you don't have to add more of either one to make an easy apple bread recipe.

How to Use Cake Mix to Make an Apple Spice Bread Recipe

Cake mixes already have the leavening agents, baking powder and baking soda, as well as flour and salt.  Therefore, they are perfect to use to make an apple bread made with cake mix.

You will just need to combine the cake mix with the applesauce.  I usually use my home canned applesauce.   If you buy applesauce from the store, then I recommend using an unsweetened natural applesauce.

Applesauce makes a great substitute for oil in quick breads.  I almost always use applesauce instead of the oil, so you don't need to add the other ingredients from the box of cake mix to make apple bread made with cake mix.

I used a spice cake mix.  However, you can also use a white cake mix or a yellow cake mix.  You will need to add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or 1.5 teaspoons apple pie spice.

Apple Spice Bread Variations

This apple bread from cake mix is a basic recipe, but you can customize it.  

  • Add 1 to 3 eggs for a fluffy easy apple bread recipe.  Follow the directions on the back of the cake box.
  • Use a white cake mix or yellow cake mix to make apple pie bread with cake mix.  Just add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or 1.5 teaspoons apple pie spice.
  • Add chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Add the oil from the cake mix to make your cake mix apple bread super moist.
  • Add cinnamon baking chips.
  • Top with cinnamon sugar.

Best Apples for Apple Pie Bread With Cake Mix

You can use pretty much any apple to make apple spice bread recipe.  If you are choosing apples just for this recipe, then I recommend using one of the following:

  • Honeycrisp
  • Granny Smith
  • Gala
  • Fuji

Easy Apple Bread Recipe Tips and Tricks

This is an easy recipe, but here are some tips for the best apple pie bread easy recipe:

  • This recipe makes one loaf of apple spice bread recipe or 12 muffins.  You can make muffins with this easy apple bread recipe by baking them at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or at 375 degrees F for 23 to 28 minutes.
  • Don't overmix the batter because this can cause the apple spice bread to be dense.
  • Watch the apple pie bread easy recipe and be careful not to overbake.  Insert a toothpick into the center.  If it comes out clean, then the bread or muffins are done.

How Long Does Apple Bread Made With Cake Mix Last?

This easy apple bread recipe will last about two days on the counter in an airtight container.  You can also store it in the fridge for up to five days.

Apple spice bread freezes very well.  I wrap it in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag.  Then freeze for up to two months.

Cake Mix Apple Bread Ingredients

To make apple pie bread with cake mix, you will need:


Apple Spice Bread Directions

Step #1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  

Step #2

In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, applesauce, and diced apple until just combined.

Step #3

Pour the cake mix apple bread batter into a nonstick bread pan.  You can spray the pan with a nonstick spray or natural parchment paper if desired.

Step #4

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool and serve.  You can easy this cake mix apple bread plain or with real butter on top.  It's also good with this Crock Pot apple butter recipe or this easy pumpkin butter. 

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Easy Apple Bread From Cake Mix

Easy Apple Bread From Cake Mix

Cari @ Koti Beth
Prep time
15 Min
Cook time
45 Hour
Total time
45 H & 15 M
How to make apple spice bread with a cake mix.


  • 2 Cups Applesauce
  • 1 Box Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 Apple (Diced)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, diced apples and apple sauce.
  3. Pour the apple batter into a nonstick bread pan. You can also line the bread pan with parchment paper if you’re worried the batter will stick.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until you can poke a tooth pick into the center of the bread and it comes out dry. It can take awhile.

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1 comment:

  1. should the apple be peeled of the skin, as may be tough?