Chocolate Apple Cake

Here's a delicious Chocolate Apple Cake. This apple cake recipe combines chocolate and apples to make a wonderful healthy cake that you will be happy to serve your family.

It makes a great afternoon snack or picnic treat, too.

Adding the chocolate buttercream frosting (recipe below) to this apple cake dresses it up for special occasions, as well.

In a pinch, you can substitute applesauce or even apple butter if you want to try this recipe but don't have fresh apples on hand.


Chocolate Apple Cake

Ingredients

Chocolate Apple Cake

2 cups Plain flour
3 tbsp Cocoa
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Caster sugar
2 Eggs
A Few drops of vanilla extract
3/4 cup Milk
2 Cooking apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease an 8in square cake pan. Line base and sides with greased parchment paper.

Sift together the first 4 ingredients into a bowl and set aside.

Put the butter and sugar in another bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Mix in the eggs, one at a time.  Then add in the vanilla.

Mix the flour mixture and milk a little at a time, alternately into the egg mixture, mixing well after each addition.  Mix in the chopped apples.

Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. 

Bake for 45 – 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in to the center of the cake comes out clean.

Leave for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, add this chocolate buttercream frosting for a special treat.


Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

3 cups Icing sugar, sifted
3 tbsp. Cocoa
3 tbsp. Butter, softened
3 oz.  Milk

Method

Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until creamy and smooth.

Spread onto the top and sides of this apple cake recipe and serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.




For another tasty treat like this Apple Cake try the Almond Hazelnut Gateau. It's rich and creamy and would be perfect for any social gathering.