Apple Chocolate Cake

    1 hour 30 minutes

    This chocolate cake recipe is very moist and rich. I have also made it in mini loaf tins as Christmas presents.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 3 eggs
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 2 1/4 cups (280g) plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 2 cups grated apple
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm springform cake tin.
    2. Cream together until fluffy the eggs, sugar, butter and water.
    3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, bicarb soda and spices.
    4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix well.
    5. Fold in chocolate chips, apple and vanilla essence. Stir until these ingredients are evenly distributed.
    6. Spoon into the prepared cake tin. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes until cake tests done.

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    Delicious, easy and very moist (because of the apples). Has no oil either like many of these kinds of recipes (the apples replace it) so you don't get the added fat and calories. To help clarify...2 cups of apples is about 3-4 apples depending on size. I dusted mine with confectioners sugar for a nice presentation.  -  06 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I knew I should not have made it, as I can't stop at just one piece. It is wonderful and requires no icing or frosting.  -  14 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    First off, I changed a few things about this recipe which may be why I didn't think it was a 5-star recipe...I am a self proclaimed recipe changer..drives my hubby crazy! I chopped the apples instead of shredding and I used 3 cups total. I substituted homemade applesauce for the butter to make it healthier and because I had a lot! I also used 4 tablespoons cocoa powder. I really enjoyed it, my hubby did not like the apple-chocolate combo. Very moist even without the butter. Maybe next time I will shred the apples and see if it changes the result any. I will try this recipe again!  -  06 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)