Quick, Easy -N- Fast Recipes Candy Apple Cake Recipe

1 cup red-hot cinnamon candies
1/2 C. sugar
1 C. apple juice, divided
1/2 t. red food color
4 large Granny Smith apples, cored and coarsely chopped
1 package (18 1/4 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 package (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1 C. sour cream

Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large saucepan, combine the cinnamon candies, sugar, 1/2 cup apple juice, and food color. Heat over high heat, stirring until candies dissolve. Add apples and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the apples are tender; spoon into the baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, and the remaining 1/2 cup apple juice; mix well and spoon over the apple mixture, spreading to completely cover. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, then invert over a serving platter. Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve