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Cocoa Apple Cake Recipe

Cocoa Apple Cake

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"This recipe is very moist and rich. I have also made it in loaf pans, and given it away for holidays."

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Original recipe makes 1 bundt cake Change Servings


  1. Cream together until fluffy the eggs, sugar, butter or margarine, and water.
  2. In another bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and spices.
  3. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips, apple, and vanilla extract. Stir until these ingredients are evenly distributed.
  5. Spoon into greased, floured 10 inch bundt or loose bottom tube pan.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 60 to 70 minutes until cake tests done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 12, 2004

Delicious, easy and very moist (because of the apples). Has no oil either like many of these kinds of recipes (the apples replace it) so you don't get the added fat and calories. To help clarify...2 cups of apples is about 3-4 apples depending on size. I dusted mine with confectioners sugar for a nice presentation.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2010

I like apple cake. I like chocolate cake. I'm not too crazy about the combination.

Apr 14, 2004

I knew I should not have made it, as I can't stop at just one piece. It is wonderful and requires no icing or frosting.

Aug 06, 2007

First off, I changed a few things about this recipe which may be why I didn't think it was a 5-star recipe...I am a self proclaimed recipe changer..drives my hubby crazy! I chopped the apples instead of shredding and I used 3 cups total. I substituted homemade applesauce for the butter to make it healthier and because I had a lot! I also used 4 tablespoons cocoa powder. I really enjoyed it, my hubby did not like the apple-chocolate combo. Very moist even without the butter. Maybe next time I will shred the apples and see if it changes the result any. I will try this recipe again!

Dec 23, 2003

My mother has made this cake for years at Christmas time. You can't find a richer, moist cake in the WORLD.

Sep 07, 2010

I love this recipie. like most people i chnaged it. i wantd to make muffins with this so i added 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and cooked them at 350 for about 30 minutes and they came out great

Mar 02, 2010

this was sooo good. didn't last very long in my house. kids loved it.

Dec 13, 2005

My mother makes this cake every year for Christmas morning. It's fantastic! She does not think it works well in a bundt pan; I haven't tried it in anything but a loose-bottom tube pan. Would love to hear bundt success stories, as I'd love to make the cake in my Cathedral bundt pan!


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  • Calories
  • 418 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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