Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Apple Chocolate Cake

This is an ideal recipe for those on a budget since it's very economical. The recipe is adapted from an American home cooking magazine, which, I'm told, is discontinued.

You will need:

1 1/2c flour
4 tbsp cocoa
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
+/- 1c water
4tbsp vegetable oil
1tsp lemon juice
1tsp vanilla extract
2 medium size apples, peeled and chopped
2/3 c sugar
cinnamon to taste

In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine water, oil, lemon juice and vanilla extract, add to the dry ingredients, stir until combined (add a bit more water if necessary). Toss apples with sugar and cinnamon, add to the batter. Transfer to a greased baking pan, bake at 175*C (350*F) for ab. 35 min.

Makes for a good dessert or a tea treat.


  1. Housewife from FinlandFebruary 13, 2015 at 5:34 AM

    Interesting idea to add apples to chocolate cake. I have to try that sometime. I usually use lingonberries, they work perfectly with chocolate. Cranberries would do the same but they are more sour and have thicker peel.

  2. The idea is not mine, but it works! I don't think they sell lingonberries here, outside of IKEA (they sell lingonberry jam, as far as I know). Cranberries you can usually buy with Christmas, but there is cranberry compote. It's quite expensive, though. Cranberries with chocolate, not, that's an interesting idea: