Cocoa Apple Cake

Dee Stillwell


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 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!

★★★★★ 4 votes
20 Min
1 Hr


1 c
butter, softened
2 c
granulated sugar
3 large
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
pumpkin pie spices
2 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened
1 tsp
2 packed c
granny smith or similar apple, finely chopped (i use food processor)
1 c
semi sweet chocolate chips


2 c
c & h powdered sugar
3 oz
creamed cheese
3 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 dash(es)
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


  • 1Preheat over to 325 degrees. Prepare 10" bundt pan by greasing and flouring it or spraying with cooking spray (Pam) Set aside.
  • 2In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar & butter until fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add 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 20 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack and cool completely. Serve plain, dusted with powdered sugar or topped with glaze. Enjoy!
  • 3Glaze directions: Mix powdered sugar, butter, salt, vanilla, and milk together until it is the right consistancy to glaze top of 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