Apple Pie Poke Cake

Happy Pi Day … March 14 … 3-14!  Since it’s Pi Day and not Pie Day … made a pie that’ not really a pie … does that make sense? It’s Apple Pie Poke Cake … a cake that looks like a pie.  I do love to make things that look like something else … remember the “grilled cheese” sandwich from last year?  This pie cake would be a fun dessert for April Fools Day!

Apple Pie Poke Cake

Here’s a better view of the whole cake pie …

Apple Pie Lattice Cake

Is it a pie or cake?  Maybe we can make up a new name … a pike?  It doesn’t really matter what you call it … it’s dessert!  If you ask me … even if you don’t, I’ll give my opinion 😉 … it reminds me of a coffee cake crossed with a fruit filled Danish … yum!  The lattice and edge “crust” is actually frosting!  I’ll show you how I piped it … as you can tell, my piping is not perfect … nobody (except me) seemed to notice as they scarfed down the cake!

Apple Pie Poke Cake

  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling (I used Duncan Hines Comstock)
  • 1-1/2 cups white/vanilla frosting (homemade or store-bought)

Cake ingredients …

  • 1-1/4 cups unbleached flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour a 9-inch deep dish pie (mine actually measures 9-1/2″ at the top).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together.
  3. Add milk, butter and egg, mix for 30 seconds on low-speed.  Beat 3 minutes on high-speed, scraping side of bowl occasionally.  Pour into prepared pie dish.
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and immediately prick entire cake with a fork.  Hint:  if you really want the gooey pie filling to soak into the cake, use the handle end of a wooden spoon rather than a fork)
  6. Carefully spoon apple pie filling on cake, covering the top, but not all the way to the pie cake
  7. Let cake cool completely then add lattice frosting “crust” as shown below …Apple Lattice Pie Cake


  1. Fit 2 pastry bags with tips #2B (basket weave) and #9 (round)   and fill with frosting.
  2. Use the basket weave tip with the smooth side up and teeth side down.  Follow the steps in the photos thru step #7, creating a woven look of icing.

8.  Use the bag with tip #9 to pipe a zigzag edge “crust”.

9.  Sprinkle a little cinnamon/sugar on the “crust” to give it some color and sparkle.

I do want to let you know that my icing was very soft because I left it sitting out on the counter too long and we have had some warm weather.  Those of you covered in snow, may not want to read this … today is very nice here outside of Los Angeles … Saturday and Sunday are expected to reach 88° … it’s only March!  Mother Nature is a little mixed up 😉

Apple Cake Pie


Here is that Grilled Cheese … or is it?

Grilled cheese dessert


I think that we can have our cake and eat our pie too!  What do you say?

♦  I share my stuff with these fun parties  ♦


11 thoughts on “Apple Pie Poke Cake

  1. This looks Amazing. Like having pie and eating your cake as well.
    Going to be making this today. I don’t have any canned apple pie filling in the pantry but do have cherry, so guess I will be making a Cherry Poke Cake today. :}
    Enjoy your day as well as the weekend.

    Oh, Spring is in the Air
    I’m so Excited. . .
    I wet my Plants.


  2. oh this pike is fun fun fun! and i’ll take some of that grilled cheese cake too even though it’s not a cheesecake-son of a gun i’m so confused as to what we’re eating but i know they’re super awesome so i don’t really care! LOL :>D


  3. Brenda, what a wonderful idea. I’ve just pinned it to my Pinterest pie board… or was it my cake board? Maybe I should put it on both!


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