Chocolate, Apple and Walnut Cake

    1 hour 45 minutes

    This chocolate, apple and walnut cake is a great Christmas alternative to the plum pudding being easier to make and tastes just as good.

    19 people made this

    Serves: 14 

    • 2/3 cup sultanas
    • 3/4 cup (90g) plain flour
    • 3/4 cup (90g) wholemeal flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/3 cup cocoa
    • 185g butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups (345g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 cups stewed apples, or applesauce
    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Soak sultanas in boiling water to cover for 5 minutes. Drain.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm ring tin.
    3. Sift together plain flour, wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa; set aside.
    4. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs then the stewed apples.
    5. Beat the flour mixture into the apple mixture. Stir in the sultanas and walnuts. Turn batter into prepared cake tin.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
    7. Let cool in tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a cake rack and cool completely. Chill in refrigerator.

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    Wow!!!! This is an incredibly moist, wonderful, chocolate cake! The spices, chocolate, and raisins work beautifully together. Don't wait for Christmas!  -  13 Feb 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This consistently gets rave reviews, even from people who would turn their nose up at any kind of fruitcake. It has a great taste and a nice texture, without being tough. I've served it with Creme Anglaise, and I've also soaked it in liquor and brought it to the table aflame in Christmas pudding tradition! I usually use a mixture of golden and purple raisins, and I substitute pecans for the walnuts.  -  16 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fabulous Cake! It was absolutely wonderful. The only thing I won't do next time is flour the pan - with the generous amount of non-stick cooking spray I used, it wasn't necessary. Definitely a place in my home.  -  27 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)