Easy and portable because it's made in a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. This is a good recipe that can be dressed up with several icings. I used a cream cheese icing and added cinnamon the last time I made it. My friend used a cooked brown sugar icing which is really good. Adding pecans to either icing makes it even better.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish or pan.
Pour apple pie mix into a bowl. Break up the large pieces. Place cake mix, 2 eggs, vanilla flavoring, and the apple pie filling in the bowl of a mixer. Mix about minute on low until ingredients are moistened. Mix on medium speed another minute or until well mixed. Be sure to scrape down the bowl as needed.
Spread into prepared baking dish. Bake for about 35 minutes. Exact time depends on your oven and whether you use a glass baking dish or metal pan. Consult cake mix box for suggestions.
Allow cake to cool. Top off with your choice of icing. I used cream cheese and added cinnamon to taste.
Note: Do not add the ingredients listed on the cake mix box. Only use the ingredients I listed. The apple pie mix takes the place of the oil and water, and you only use 2 eggs instead of 3.