Chocolate Apple Cake
We recommend making this as your next weekend treat for all the family to enjoy. Made with fresh apples and dark chocolate, for a deliciously moist cake that is perfect paired with some greek yoghurt or vanilla ice cream!
3 x large eggs
2 x cups caster sugar
225g unsalted butter
1/2 x cup water
1 x tsp vanilla
2 1/2 x cups plain flour
2 x tbsp cocoa powder
1 x tsp cinnamon
1 x tsp allspice
1 x tsp baking soda
1 x pinch of salt
1 x cup grated apples (approx 2/3 apples including the skin)
1 x cup 70% dark chocolate chips/buttons (good quality and ethically sourced please!)
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line an 8" round cake tin.
Cream together the butter and the sugar, and in a separate bowl mix together the eggs, water and vanilla, then combine them all together.
In a large bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda and salt.
Grate the apple. (We like to keep the skin for extra fibre. It's ok to have a few larger pieces too to find in your slice of cake and save you grating your thumbs!)
Mix the apple and dark chocolate with the rest of the dry ingredients.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Pour the mixture into your cake tin and bake for 1 hour. Once baked allow to cool a little before removing from the pan.
Delicious enjoyed while still slightly warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! You also might want to customise the recipe slightly by adding your favourite nut for a little crunch! We love chopped hazelnuts with this, but you could also try walnuts and almonds. Bon appetit!