After just two hours in the slow cooker, this aromatic and delicious cake I created was ready to serve. Apples, cinnamon, maple, and nuts combine to make this decadently divine dessert. It is perfect for a winter holiday brunch or the grand finale for any dinner, no matter the season. To live up to its name, serve it with steaming cups of coffee!
Use 1 teaspoon of melted butter to generously grease bottom and sides of a 4-5 quart slow cooker.
Stir pie filling, applesauce, syrup, cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar together in a medium bowl. Spread evenly in bottom of slow cooker.
In a large mixing bowl, stir remaining 4 tablespoons brown sugar and cake mix together. In a small mixing bowl, beat together remaining butter, maple flavoring, eggs, sour cream, and water on low speed until combined. Pour over cake mix mixture. Beat on low speed for 1-2 minutes until well mixed. Stir in pecans.
Spoon evenly over pie filling mixture. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Turn off and immediately remove lid for 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm.
May serve with a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt on top if desired. Serves 10-12.