Dollar Store Dessert Challenge {Apple Chedder Spice Cake}

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Dollar Store Dessert Challenge ? What? Yep.

At least half of the ingredients had to come from the Dollar Store.
But hey, why not really make it really challenging and have ALL of them come from there.
Now, that’s a challenge.

That’s what I did to make this…..

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Apple Chedder Spice Cake

All ingredients came from the Dollar Store (except eggs, etc)

Not the healthiest of desserts….but I like a challenge. ;)

Here’s what I bought:

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Ingredients

Strange mix, huh?

That’s what happens when you walk around the Dollar Store clueless as to what you will make! ha!

And you should have seen the look on the cashier’s face as she grabbed my first item to scan….when I said, “Wait! I need to get a photo of these first, please.” (hahaha)
OH MY GOSH, I think she thought I was a nut.
Well, I am, but it was funny…as I then went on to explain they were for a blog post.
(as if that would help the situation at all)

Blank look followed. Yeaaahhh…okay, never mind me.

I went to so much “trouble” to get that photo and I didn’t even end up using it in this post. You can see the photo I took on my Instagram account where I posted it that day, if you are interested.

Then I went to the grocery store for the whipped cream and ice cream (both for the photos…I went with ice cream, by the way).
I was in line with it when a family friend walked up behind me and said “is that lunch?” jokingly.  Ha, love it.
It was just fun all the way around, I tell ya! ;)

But here is all that stuff magically combined to make this….

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake 1Looks decent, right?

Tastes pretty good too. (yes, I tasted it after I took the photo)

…especially warm with a big ole scoop of Vanilla ice cream.
I am sure it will disappear in no time around here. (not by me — I try to stick to the healthy stuff)

So here’s how you can make one too, if you like.

Chop up your apples….

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Apples

Than add them to a bowl along with the Cinnabon Cream of Wheat (weird, I know), Sugar, Chedder.
Mix well.

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Adding Chedder to Apple Mixture

Then make your batter as directed, except add Cinnabon Cream of Wheat, water (extra) and approx 1/4 tsp of fresh grated Nutmeg.
(or bottled…I like fresh best!)Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Grate Fresh Nutmeg

 

Pour into the dish.

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Cake Layer in the Dish

Top with the apple mixture.

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Cake Layer in the Dish with Apple-Chedder Mix Over Top

Mix your topping ingredients (Apple Spice Oatmeal, Chedder, Brown Sugar, Flour (I used Almond Flour), Butter.

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Topping

Then sprinkle over the top of the batter-apple mix.

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Topping for Cake

Ready for the oven….

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Ready for Oven

Fresh outta the oven….

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Chedder Spice Cake - Out of Oven

I know, it’s a little…brown. That darn middle took forever to cook.

But look, it’s all good.

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Here’s the printable recipe in case you want to try it.

Apple Chedder Spice Cake

Yellow spice cake with apples and cheese!
Author Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

Ingredients

Cake Layer

  • 2 boxes Yellow Cake Mix each make 12 cupcakes - mixed according to the directions.
  • 1 single pkg Cinnabon Cream of Wheat
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/4 Water extra
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Grated Nutmeg

Apple Layer

  • 1 can Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 single pkg of Cinnabon Cream of Wheat
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 3/4 c Chedder

Oatmeal Topping

  • 2 single pkg Apple Spice Oatmeal
  • 2/3 c Chedder
  • 1/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 c Flour
  • 2 T Melted Butter

Instructions

  1. Chop apples and add to a bowl with the Cinnabon CofW, sugar and chedder. Set aside.
  2. Mix batter in a separate bowl adding the extra water, Cinnabon CofW and nutmeg.
  3. Pour batter into dish.
  4. Top with the apple mixture.
  5. Next, mix the ingredients for the topping.
  6. Oatmeal, butter, cheese, brown sugar and flour. Sprinkle that over the top of the 2 layers in the dish.
  7. Bake at 350. (I can't say how long because mine took much longer than originally thought.)
  8. It depends on the dish size you end up using. Adjust, as needed.
  9. Hey, this is just a fun little dessert challenge. ;)

Recipe Notes

Enjoy!!

 

 

Guess what?

Do you want to get in on the challenge? You can!!

There’s a linky party starting tonight at midnight over at The Everyday Home that will go through Sunday.

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Stop by there or any of these co-hosts to link up your dessert creation.
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Sondra Lyn at Home
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(just be sure to put a link back to the hosts in your post AND remember at least 1/2 of your ingredients have to come from the Dollar Store)

I can’t wait to see all the great things everyone else comes up with!! :)

This was actually a lot of fun to do.

Dollar Store Dessert Challenge - Apple Spice Chedder Cake

Have I challenged you?? Are you going to try to create a fun new dessert too?

Hope so, but if not, be sure to pop over to check out all the other goodies!

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6 Comments

  1. Nancy as I grew up in a family owned bakery this looks delicious! And I don’t think it’s too brown either. Going to give it a try.

    1. Oh that’s so neat Sheila. I love to bake! This is probably not one of my best creations but it was fun to do. ;) Thanks so much for saying it’s not too brown too!

      Hope you have a great weekend. I sure wish it would get warmer and stay warmer!
      Nancy

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