10 October 2011

Mix-It-Up Monday: Cocoa Apple Cake

You've gotta love apples in the fall.
Apple cider, apples & caramel dip, apple pie...

Last year my mom, sister and I were lucky enough
 to score about 8 or more bushels from my
brother's trees and we made oodles of apple
sauce (and jelly, too) for most of the family.
  This year his trees just didn't produce 
but I was able to pick up a 38 lb box of these
galas for a great price through a friend
who orders in bulk quite a bit.

I'm not overly-nuts about cakes but my kids are
so, to use some apples, I chose to try this recipe
 from a friend.  I've always liked to have
something homemade ready for the kids
(and any visiting friends) 
after school, esp at the start of a fun weekend.
(I was cutting up/baking fresh pumpkin at the same time--
who needs candles and scented oils with all of that going on??)
Typically, I shoot for healthier but...well, it's fall
and it was Friday!  Grab some coffee and
enjoy this one while it's still warm!

Cocoa Apple Cake

3 eggs                                                   2 c white sugar
1 c butter, soft                                       1/2 c water
2 1/4 c flour                                           2 T (or more to taste) cocoa powder
1 t baking soda                                      1 t cinnamon
1 t allspice                                             1/2 c semi-sweet choc chips
2 c grated apple                                     1 T vanilla
  • Cream together eggs, sugar, butter and water till fluffy.
  • Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture; mix well.
  • Fold in choc chips, apple and vanilla.  Stir just until mixed.
  • Place in greased/floured bundt pan.  Bake 325' for 60 - 70  mins, till cake tests done. 
(opt:  add a choc glaze when cool.  I just made a simple one
with butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla and milk)

Oh, yes--happy fall!


Maggie @ SweetwaterBaby said...

oh.my.goodness. Pretty sure that is NOT on my diet. Can't wait to try it, though!

Tricia said...

Mmmm, that looks delicious! I love apples and chocolate, so this is a good recipe for me :)

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