Who would have thought that apple and chocolate could go so well together? I had quite a few apples to spare so I thought I’d bake some of it but we are SO sick of apple crumble, I just want to bake something else. So I surf around the net for ideas and found quite a few cocoa apple cake or apple chocolate cake or chocolate apple cake recipes. This gave me the inspiration to try baking a rich, moist apple chocolate cake, or is it chocolate apple cake? Whatever you wanna call it, it’s rich, chocolaty, moist and so darn good you’d have an urge to just sit down and eat the whole cake.
Just look at it:
Yep, I couldn’t resist and ate two HUGE slices hot from the oven. Hey, I have good reason to do that, I need to check the taste. That’s what good chefs do. Ahem. Anyway, it’s pretty easy to make. Just cream sugar, eggs, water and butters then add flour, baking soda, vanilla essence, diced or shredded apple, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and bake.
And no, combining apples and chocolate is not strange at all. It tastes phenomenal!
Here’s the recipe proper:
Rich Chocolate Apple Cake Recipe
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3 tbs cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
2 cups finely diced apple (or shredded)
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Cream the eggs, sugar, water, butter and oil.
2. Add in the cocoa powder, flour, soda and vanilla and combine well.
3. Stir in the apple and chocolate chips.
4. Pour into greased and floured pan and bake at 160 degree Celsius for 45 minutes or until it is baked through.
You can serve it and eat it hot from oven (and risk burning your tongue in the haste of stuffing it in) or wait it to cool before serving it as it is. And one more thing, this cake tastes great without any frosting at all!
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