I tend to have a lot of apples all at once and the kids have a *habit* of getting bored with my go to apple recipes. I don’t why I didn’t think of mixing chocolate and apples in cake form before but I had the bright idea one day and I am glad I finally thought of this combination. I found this recipe from Beyond the Chicken Coop, adapted it, and it has now been consumed multiple times by said bored kids.
- 3 whole eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1/2 cup of apple fresh cider or water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups grated tart apples (about 2 apples)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Cream together eggs, sugar, butter, water, and vanilla.
Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt in a separate bowl. (OR if you’re like me, you just add it all to the wet mixture, one less dirty bowl.)
Add dry mixture to creamed mixture.
Fold in walnuts, chocolate chips, and apples. (I just grate the apple over the bowl)
Place into a bundt pan that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray and dusted with flour.
Bake at 350 for 60 – 70 minutes.
Allow cake to cool before removing from pan.