YIELD Makes 9 servings
|1||package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix, divided|
|1/4||cup vegetable oil|
|1/4||cup packed brown sugar, divided|
|2||medium apples, peeled and diced|
|1||cup chopped nuts (optional)|
|2||tablespoons butter, melted|
|1/4||teaspoon ground cinnamon|
|1/2||cup caramel topping|
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Reserve 3/4 cup cake mix; set aside.
- Pour remaining cake mix into large bowl. Add eggs, oil, water and 2 tablespoons brown sugar; beat with electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in apples; spread in prepared pan.
- Combine reserved cake mix, remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, nuts, butter and cinnamon in medium bowl; mix until well blended. Sprinkle over batter. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
- Cool cake in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares; top each serving with about 2 teaspoons caramel topping.
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