Everyday Mom's Meals: Think Outside The Pie Box

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Think Outside The Pie Box

I realize the dessert of choice on Thanksgiving is pie. I am not even going to argue that point. Pumpkin, Apple, Mincemeat, Pecan, Sweet Potato... we all have our favorite. And I am not complaining. My mom's pumpkin pie is something I look forward to each and every year.

But maybe you want to include another option. Maybe you want a different option other than pie. Or maybe you are having a smaller holiday and don't need a big pie for only a few people. Or maybe you're going to have house guests for an extended time that week, and you want an idea for dessert other than the big meal. If any of these are true, have I got a treat for you!

A super simple cake, that starts with a little help from the store, that smells and tastes like autumn, and has two of fall's favorite flavors...apple and cinnamon!

This makes the perfect amount for 4-6 people, depending on the size of the pieces, and I'm guessing if you need to feed more, you could easily double the recipe, use a 9x13 pan and have it be just as yummy.

Pies are as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and dressing. But that doesn't mean we can't make a little room on our table for another sweet treat!

Apple Cinnamon Cake
1 (7 oz) package apple cinnamon muffin mix
1/4 c. milk
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 TBS apple butter
1 TBS brown sugar, packed

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp. apple butter
2 tsp. brown sugar, packed

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8x8 baking pan. In a large bowl combine first 5 ingredients. Stir well. Pour into pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. In a small bowl combine last three ingredients. Mix until smooth. When cake is done, cool on wire rack. Frost with cream cheese icing. 

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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