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Creamy Apple Squares

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Creamy Apple Squares are creamy and sweet! These delicious bars start with a cake mix and are a snap to make.

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Many years ago, I found this recipe in a stash of recipes owned by my great aunt, my grandmother’s sister. I know that people usually get family recipes from their grandmother, but, I did not.

My grandma did not bake and barely ever cooked. However, she always had a bowl of hard candy on her coffee table and frequently bought us White Castle when we would visit her. Who needed recipes, right? 😉

Anyway, when I first read it, they sounded not so appetizing. I mean, sour cream and apples?! Ugh. But, I made them and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious they were. Nowadays, I use plain Greek yogurt for them, but, they are just as delicious.

The Ingredients List:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • Butter ( softened)
  • Apples ( peeled and sliced)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Plain Greek yogurt ( or sour cream)
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How to Make Creamy Apple Squares:

  • First, mix the dry cake mix with softened butter until crumbly. Then, remove 2/3 cup of that mixture and set it aside.
  • Next, take the remaining cake mix/butter crumbs and press down firmly into your greased pan.
  • Layer the sliced apples on top of that crust.
  • In a bowl, whisk together yogurt ( or sour cream) and egg. Then, spread that on top of the sliced apples.
  • Remember that reserved 2/3 cup of cake mix/butter crumbs? Mix it with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Then, sprinkle it on top of it all.
  • Bake it. Now, these are best served warm, but, do let them cool for 15-30 minutes before serving to avoid burning the roof of your mouth with hot apples. #trustme

Used in this Recipe:


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Yield: 12-15 bars

Creamy Apple Squares

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Creamy Apple Squares are creamy and sweet! These delicious bars start with a cake mix and are a snap to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium size apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
    2. Combine cake mix and butter in a mixing bowl. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 2/3 cup of cake/butter mixture in a separate bowl. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to 2/3 cup mixture. Mix well. Set aside.
    3. Take remaining cake mixture and press evenly on the bottom of baking dish. Then,layer sliced apples on top of that cake mixture base.
    4. In a separate bowl, blend yogurt or sour cream and egg until well mixed. Spread cream mixture evenly over sliced apples.
    5. Top off with cinnamon/brown sugar cake mixture.Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Best served warm. Keep leftovers in fridge.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

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Thursday 24th of November 2022

do you add water oil and egg to the cake mix as according to the box first?

Erin/Big Green House

Sunday 27th of November 2022

Hi Rainy - Nope, you will just be using the dry mix. Hope you enjoy them!


Saturday 31st of October 2020


I do not see any eggs listed on the Ingredient, but as you read the recipe it calls for it and sour cream????

What about the caramel sauce???


Saturday 31st of October 2020

Hi Bev- thanks for catching that. Yes, you need 1 egg, I corrected the recipe card. As noted in the post, you can use plain Greek yogurt OR sour cream. Either will work fine. Also, I topped ours with maple cream ( also noted in post), but, you can top them with caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or have them plain..your choice! Enjoy :)

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