I made a few changes based on the comments & served this to friends at our Deep South Paranormal premiere watching event. It went over very well.
Based on some grumpy comments on the original post I should point out, this is less a cake, & more a cross between a crumble & a dump cake. I have wondered how it might have turned out if I’d used more of the cake mix, but that is a cake for another day.
I started off buttering our dish. Real butter – I’ve decided pan sprays are evil. I’m tired of the gunk they tend to leave behind. (If anybody knows how to prevent that I’m all ears!)
Next, I let the boyfriend talk me into letting him slice the apples up again. He either knows how lazy I am, or doesn’t trust me with sharp objects. Honestly, it could go either way.
The thinly sliced apples were layered in our dish. This dish has about an 8in diameter, & we used about one & a half Jonagold apples. We are going to use the other half apple & leftover cake mix to try individual apple cakes.
Then I sprinkled cake mix over them. I used white instead of yellow, & it was fine. According to the post & the comments, you can use any fruit & any cake mix. There was even talk of a sugar-free version using diet sprite instead of butter.
I used less than half the cake mix, even after the bf went behind me & added more cake mix after we had added butter, cinnamon, & brown sugar.
For the butter I melted a stick & the end of a stick leftover after I buttered the dish. After I poured it over the mix, we added some thin slices of butter to the dry areas.
We ended up with just a couple of light powdery spots, but they didn’t affect the end result. As the cake cooled they blended in more.