Nov 10

Department of Sweet Diversions Apple Butter Review

I received this product to review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

This product is listed in my Holiday Gift Guide 2014.  A jar would make a perfect stocking stuffer!  A 6oz  jar is $12, a wrapped jar is $14, and a gift set containing four different 1.5oz  jams is $18.  

I love fall, the flavors of fall are like no other to me.  When I was given the opportunity to try Department of Sweet Diversions Apple Butter I was so excited.  I love apple butter, it is one of my favorite things.
I love the fact that Department of Sweet Diversions Apple Butter is made with Agave. Since I’m sensitive to sugar agave is perfect.
For this review I made a recipe including the Department of Sweet Diversions Apple Butter.  There were so many possibilities that I played around and chose the one recipe that my family loved the most.
The winner was…..
Apple Butter Dump Cake

This is a very easy recipe.  I based it on a recipe that I have made a hundred times, Pumpkin Dump Cake.  I wanted to create a dessert that those who don’t like pumpkin could enjoy this time of the year.  My family absolutely loved it.
All you need is:
  • 6 oz Department of Sweet Diversions Apple Butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups butter

Preheat your oven to 350.  In a large bowl mix everything but the last 2 ingredients.  Once completely mixed pour the liquid into a 13×9  glass pan.  Open the cake mix and pour the dry mix evenly on top of the Department of Sweet Diversions Apple Butter mixture.  Top with cut up butter slices spread out evenly.  
Bake for 45-55 minutes depending on your oven.  Your cake is done when the top is golden brown and the middle is set.
You can serve warm or cold.  I would suggest topping with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.
Don’t forget to check out Department of Sweet Diversions and get the cook and apple butter lover the perfect gift for under the tree! Check out all the amazing flavors of jams while you are there!
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Here We Go Again…Ready received this product to review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  I only recommend products I feel my readers would benefit from.


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  1. Jennifer Hiles

    My mom makes apple butter every year and it is so good. It’s not made with agave though. I’m all about lowering sugar when I can. I’m at risk for diabetes. Recipe looks really fantastic!

    1. heather baker

      I understand the risk, so am I. I was gestational diabetic in both pregnancies and the likelihood of Type 2 are very high for me if I’m not living as healthy as I can. This product is very good and the Agave gives it the perfect sweetness. Now the recipe is not good for sugars :).

  2. Michele Ash

    OMG Your Recipe For Apple Butter Dump Cake sounds Wonderful! I have found a recipe for Homemade Apple Butter and It sure is easy and looks delicious, just like I remember! I haven’t had Apple Butter in years, and lately, before I found this recipe, I was thinking about purchasing some Apple Butter! I always Loved it! I’m going to try to make it on my own and if it comes out, which I sure hope it does, I’ll be making your Apple Butter Dump Cake for sure! I just love checking out other people’s recipes! I always find something new and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing both the Apple Butter by The Department of Sweet Diversions Plus your terrific recipe! I really do appreciate it! Thanks so very much! Michele 🙂

    1. heather baker

      Thanks! I have never tried making any. My grandma made jams when I was a kid but never taught me. Good Luck! I hope you like the Dump Cake I know my family does! I need to put more recipes up, my problem is I forget to take pictures :).

  3. Ruth Griffeth

    that is it I have to get the Apple Dump Cake made for the family they would love it!

    1. heather baker

      Thanks! I know my family loves it, I hope yours does too!

  4. Mitzi Fisher

    This sounds so good! My family would love it.

  5. desitheblonde

    wow that look good and then illike to try it

  6. laura rubenstein

    This looks soooo good YUM!

  7. lisa

    My husband likes apple butter. It’s a bit too strong for my tastes. I prefer a bit more sweetness,

  8. Dianna Davis

    Yum–Sounds really good– I don’t believe I have ever had apple butter. I would love to try this. So is it like applesauce?

  9. Sherry Compton

    We really like apple butter on toast but hadn’t thought about using it in a recipe. I love the warm home apple taste and this cake sounds good.

  10. Tamra Phelps

    My Grandma used to make an apple stack cake at Christmas & use apple butter to coat the outside. I bet this would be great on it!

  11. Linda Manns Linneman

    I love apple butter. I cannot wait to give this dump cake a try. It sounds so good Thank you for sharing

  12. Tamra Phelps

    OK, I need to try this. It would be great on an Apple Stack Cake we make around Christmas.

  13. Terri S

    This looks so good!! I love anything apple!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  14. Maryann D.

    I never tried Apple Butter before. I would enjoy this Apple Butter Dump Cake for sure, it seems wonderful.

  15. Dorothy Boucher

    I am going to try to attempt making this, I recently bought some apple butter but I lost many of my personal recipes
    that I had growing up and I have been wanting to make cupcakes or a small cake with it, Just could not
    remember how I did it,, Will give a go at the recipe.

  16. Linda Manns Linneman

    This sounds so good. I love apple butter. I love that it is made with agave too. Thank you for sharing

  17. Lauryn R

    Yummy! I love apple butter on it’s own, but this dump cake sounds absolutely delicious! 🙂 Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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