Cocoa Apple Cake

3
Dee Stillwell

By
@LILLYDEE

This is a recipe I originally found on the back of a 5# C & H sugar bag in the 1970's. It is a wonderful moist cake with a delicious, unique flavor because of the added chocolate & chocolate chips & cinnamon. I lost the recipe about 25 yrs ago and was thrilled to find it again in All Recipes.com a few years back. I tweaked it a bit with additional chocolate chips and use different spices. I always add a glaze to the cake too. It can also be made in loaf pans for gift giving. It would make great cupcakes too. Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
15-20
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 large
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    apple juice (can sub water for it)
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c
    unbleached white flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 - 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    apple pie or pumpkin pie spices
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 packed c
    granny smith or similar apple, finely chopped (i use food processor)
  • 1 c
    semi sweet chocolate chips
  • GLAZE

  • 2 c
    c & h powdered sugar
  • 3 oz
    creamed cheese
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 dash(es)
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    evaporated milk if needed to make a thick drizzle flow over cake

How to Make Cocoa Apple Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees. Prepare 10" bundt pan by greasing and flouring it or spraying with cooking spray (Pam) Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar & butter until fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add apple juice or water and vanilla. Beat 1 minute longer.
    In another bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and spices.
    Add dry ingredients slowly to creamed mixture and mix well. Beat for 2 minutes.
    Fold in chocolate chips & apple.
    Spoon batter into prepared bundt pan.
    Bake for 60 to 70 minutes until cake tests done. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack and cool completely. Serve plain, dusted with powdered sugar or topped with glaze. Enjoy!
  3. Glaze directions: Cream together butter and creamed cheese till smooth. Add in powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk and beat until it is the right consistancy to make a thick glaze for the top of the cake.

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About Cocoa Apple Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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