Lazy Apple Pie Cake


Hives! Hives! Hives! Stupid Stupid Hives!

One of our dogs spent yesterday at the vet since he was having an allergic reaction to something. Poor pup.


It all started on Tuesday night when my husband noticed Kemper’s face was extremely puffy. Instead of looking like a chiseled Boston Terrier, he looked like a Shar Pei. He would let you touch his face and body but something clearly happened. We think it was an allergic reaction to a bug bite, or he ingested a bug. Good times.

Of course, he had just been cuddling with Autumn in her bed and another in the room next to her’s before this so we carefully searched her bed (while she still slept in it!) and the other. No luck at finding any bugs.

We gave him Benadryl and had him sleep with us to monitor him, especially his breathing. Of course he threw up IN bed at 4am, and then 2 more times before 4.45am. I brought him to drop off at the vet’s office at 7am, but they couldn’t take him until 9 because they can’t take brachycephalic dogs with facial swelling without a vet in yet, in case something happened. So we headed to my office so I could grab my laptop, so I could work from home while I figure this all out. Once 9am rolled around he was dropped off for some shots. Then at 11.30 they said I could pick him up around 3. awesome! Then at 2.20 they said the swelling and hives were back and they needed to for more shots and wanted to do a medicated bath. And then at 3.45 they said the swelling was down and could be picked up at 6.30 since they think they were finally getting a head of it and he didn’t need to spend the night

He was very excited to see Price at pick up, but then promptly crashed from the crazy day and all those meds. After his 8pm dose of benedryl he could barely keep his head up. ha! Price have him a half dose at 2.30am and another at 7 this morning and it seems like we are in the clear.

So that is my story about my dog with some unknown (probably bug bite) allergic reaction.


In other news, cake!

And better yet, it is just like a pie. I’d say it most closely resembles a crumble.

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Pieces are crumbly when served since the cake topping gets nice and crisp. Like I said, it’s similar to a crumble. Anyway, I think it’s great to serve in a bowl with some ice cream or the glaze I made with the cake.

The glaze is a combination of cream cheese, powered sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. So healthy… but it’s so good for a treat from time to time.


Enjoy some cake today! I think we all could use a slice.


Lazy Apple Pie Cake

Makes 12 servings


  • 2- 21 ounce cans of apple pie filling
  • 15.25 ounce box of spice cake mix
  • 3/4 Cup butter, melted

For the glaze

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Cup powder sugar
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste


  1. Preheat 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9×13 baking pan.
  3. Dump the apple pie mixture in the bottom of the pan. DO NOT DRAIN. Cut the apples to make small pieces.
  4. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the apple pie filling.
  5. Pour the melted better evenly over the cake mix to moisten all of it.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the cake is golden brown.
  7. While the cake is baking, make the glaze. Combine all of the ingredients in a mixer and beat until a smooth glaze is achieved.
  8. Serve pieces with glaze. (warming the glaze slightly doesn’t hurt 🙂 )

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