Are You Kidding? Cake

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I love fun recipes like this so much! I was stumbling around the world wide web the other night and I saw a recipe for Are You Kidding Cake.  It totally intrigued me and got my attention.  So, I clicked and looked. 1 cake mix, 1 can pie filling, 3 eggs.  That is it! Nothing more, nothing less! Thus the name are you kidding? People just don’t believe it can be that easy.

Well, I forgot where I saw it, so I am sorry I am not giving credit where it is due.  However, the recipe was so easy to remember I wanted to give it a shot. So I got out a Lemon cake mix and a can of blueberry filling. Sounded like a great combo.  I mixed them up, tossed them in the oven and twiddled my thumbs for about 25-30 minutes.  The batter was thicker, almost like a brownie mix, so I was expecting a dense cake.  I was astonished when I opened the oven to find this fluffy moist cake! Are you kidding?? ~giggle~

The cake is fluffy, moist, and not a bit crumbly.  You can put frosting on it, but it is great without. Perfect to pack in a lunchbox. I will be making this cake again in a gazillion different combos. I am so excited to find new flavors to try. If you don’t have a cake mix, try this Homemade Cake Mix Recipe.

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Are You Kidding? Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 Box Cake Mix (any flavor)
  • 1 can Pie filling (any flavor)
  • 3 Large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix together all of the ingredients.
  3. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  5. Cool, cut and serve.
Dairy Free- Choose a dairy free cake mix Gluten Free- You can use a gluten free cake mix, but keep in mind they are typically smaller than regular cake mixes. You may need 2.


  1. This sounds great. Are you using a 21 oz can of pie filling – the usual size you see for pie filling? It sounds like alot but if it works I’m all for it. Thanks!

  2. I just made this with peaches and spice cake! Worked great! :D

  3. My family has made this for years! Use as much or as little pie filling as you want — or dont even use pie filling! I actually use homemade peach jelly with yellow cake or homemade applesause with spice cake! When its done, poke little holes with a fork all over the cake, then drizzle with powdered sugar glaze … YUMMY!!

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