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Are You Kidding Me Cake

If you are looking for a doctored cake mix that’s super simple but also moist and delicious, this is the recipe for you. This Are You Kidding Me Cake is perfect when you’re in a hurry and your guests will never know it’s not homemade! 

Are You Kidding Me? What a Name! 

I have to confess, I was won over to this recipe because of the fun name. I searched the web to find examples of “Are you kidding me?” Cakes and learned that you can (literally) use any box of cake mix you want—white, yellow, chocolate, carrot cake. . .whatever. 

The key here is to choose a companion canned pie filling that complements the flavors in the cake mix. So, for example, if you’re choosing chocolate cake you might go with cherry pie filling, as I did in my Easy Black Forest Bundt Cake

If you’ve got a spice cake you might go with pumpkin. 

In my case, I happened to have yellow cake mix on hand and only one can of pie filling in the house. . .apple. 

I’ve baked with apple pie filling before, of course. I used a can of it in my Apple Pie Coffee Cake.

But I’ve never made an apple “Are You Kidding Me” cake and decided to give it a try. 

Cake Ingredients

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You will find a full printable recipe card with instructions at the bottom of this post. But this is such a simple recipe you probably won’t need it! 

  • 1 cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1 can of pie filling (ounces) any flavor
  • 3 large eggs

That’s it! Just three ingredients. 

How to Make Are You Kidding Me Cake

This comes together so easily. It’s going to be perfect for your next get-together. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish. (I use Baker’s Joy.) 

Process the fruit filling. This isn’t 100% necessary but if you’re using apple pie filling (as I did) you’ll want much smaller pieces. Don’t work it down to a liquid, but do take it to smaller pieces than you started with. 

Add the eggs and mix well. 

Stir in the cake mix but don’t over work it. 

Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. 

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Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until golden brown. 

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Remove and place on wire rack to cool. 

Once cool, cut into squares and serve. 

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Store in an airtight container or tightly wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator. (I think the fruit component will do better chilled.) If should stay good for up to five days. 

What to Expect from This Cake

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First of all, it’s the easiest cake. . .ever! Talk about a fun way to doctor a cake mix without much effort! 

Second, it tastes great. You would think something this easy would be less tasty, but it’s not. This cake is delightful! That pie filling flavor isn’t too overpowering or too subtle. It’s just right.

I think this would be a fun one to make with the kids or grandkids. They will love mixing it up and watching it come together so perfectly. And you’ll love sharing the experience with them as you bake up a delicious cake. Serve it at a family reunion or as a nice lunchbox dessert.

Variations on this Recipe

As I mentioned above, you could use a variety of cake mixes with different pie filling flavors. Here are some combination ideas that come to mind:

Apple-Spice Cake: Spice cake mix with a can of apple pie filling. 

Caramel Apple Spice Cake: Same as above, but use the caramel apple pie filling. 

Lemon: Use a lemon cake and lemon pie filling. That delicious pie filling flavor will really amp up the lemony taste!

Lemon Lime: Lemon cake mix with lime pie filling. 

Lemon Blueberry: Lemon cake mix, blueberry pie filling (or blackberry, even). Sounds great! 

Orange Raspberry: Orange cake mix with raspberry pie filling. 

Peach: Use a golden butter cake with peach pie filling. Yum. 

French Vanilla: Add raspberry pie filling to French Vanilla cake mix for a lovely combination. 

Chocolate with Strawberry Pie Filling: Similar to the chocolate cherry idea above, this would probably be delicious! 

Berry medley: White cake mix with berry medley pie filling. 

Strawberry Lemonade: Strawberry cake mix with lemon pie filling sounds divine!

Cherry Chip: Cherry chip cake mix with cherry pie filling would be perfect.

Butter Pecan Cake Mix: Butter pecan cake with pumpkin pie filling? Yes, please!

Carrot Cake: Pumpkin pie pie filling would also be perfect with a carrot cake mix! 

Pineapple cake mix: This would be a fun cake flavor with cherry pie filling. Yum!

Chocolate cake mix: Add chocolate cake and strawberry or raspberry pie filling. Delicious!

Bundt cake: Bake it up in a bundt pan. Simple and delicious!

I’m guessing the colors of some of these combinations might be questionable but the taste would probably be divine! Talk about some great recipes.

Other Pie Filling Recipes from Out of the Box Baking

I hope you enjoyed this easy cake recipe. If so, you might enjoy these other pie filling recipes.

Pina Colada Pie: In this post I’m going to share a recipe for a delicious Pina Colada Pie. If you love tropical flavors you’re going to adore this one!

Apple Pie Monkey Bread Casserole: If you love the ease of a simple monkey bread but want to add sautéed apples, this is the recipe for you! This one bakes up in a casserole dish. It’s easy to serve and oh, so tasty! Perfect for fall or any time of year!

Fluffy Cherry Icebox Pie: If you love a light, fluffy pie, rich with cherry flavor, you’re going to love this recipe. You can make this recipe in the summertime and still keep your waistline intact!

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Pie: If you love a light, fluffy summery pie, one that doesn’t require any baking at all, do I have a treat for you! In this post I’m going to show you how to make a luscious no bake strawberry cheese pie, one sure to wow your guests. 

Cherry Pie Bars: If you’re looking for a bar with a soft sugar cookie crust, cake-like in texture, with a rich almond and cherry flavor, have I got a treat for you! These Simple Cherry Pie Bars (Cherry Cobbler Bars) are gooey, soft, and absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious! 

That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe. 

If you make this recipe and love it, don’t forget to leave a review and a comment below. And while you’re at it, go ahead and pin some photos to your Pinterest boards!

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 165 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Are You Kidding Me Cake

Are You Kidding Me Cake

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

If you are looking for a doctored cake mix that’s super simple but also delicious, this is the recipe for you. This Are You Kidding Me Cake is perfect when you’re in a hurry and your guests will never know it’s not homemade! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1 can of pie filling (ounces) any flavor
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish. (I use Baker’s Joy.)
  3. Process the fruit filling. This isn’t 100% necessary but if you’re using apple pie filling (as I did) you’ll want much smaller pieces. Don’t work it down to a liquid, but do take it to smaller pieces than you started with.
  4. Add the eggs and mix well.
  5. Stir in the cake mix but don’t over work it.
  6. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove and place on wire rack to cool.
  9. Once cool, cut into squares and serve.
  10. Store in an airtight container or tightly wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator. (I think the fruit component will do better chilled.) If should stay good for up to five days.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

Janetta

Friday 15th of March 2024

So many ideas for fun desserts. Thank you for sharing this. Great go to list for our special occasions

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