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Washington Apple Cake

Washington Apple Cake

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 min + cooling time
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert


  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4-ounce.) package JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream, divided
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachments, beat the cake mix, instant pudding, eggs, water, oil, cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the sour cream on low until well combined. Using a flexible rubber spatula, fold in the apples.
  3. Pour the cake batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool the cake in its pan for 15 minutes. Run an offset spatula along the sides of the cake to loosen it from the pan.
  4. Carefully invert the cake onto a wire rack. Remove the pan, and allow the cake to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, 1 teaspoon of water, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of sour cream until well-blended.
  6. Drizzle the icing over the cake. Let stand until the glaze is firm, then serve.