Apple & Cider Chocolate Cake

Large Cakes | 11th October 2009 | By

Having adapted one apple and cider cake last week, I was keen to make the most of the apple glut and have a go at another this week. This time I thought I’d adapt my own version of apple and cider cake – substituting chocolate & cinnamon for the walnuts, mixed spice and orange zest.

This is how I did it:
  • Melted 4oz butter with 100g 70% dark chocolate and 1 tbsp honey.
  • Sifted together 6oz flour (5oz wholemeal spelt & 1oz buckwheat), 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Stirred in 4oz demerara sugar.
  • Peeled, cored and chopped 1 large cooking apple (unnamed Cornish variety) into smallish pieces and stirred this into the flour.
  • Made a well in the centre and poured in chocolate mixture.
  • Mixed this in together with 2 duck eggs.
  • Poured in 2 fl oz cider and mixed well.
  • Poured this into a 20cm silicone cake thingy and baked at 180C (gas 4) for 40 mins ( which was a few minutes too long as the top got a little bit burnt).
As you can see, couldn’t help tucking into this one before I had a chance to take a picture. It was good and the cinnamon worked well, but I have to say it wasn’t enjoyed as much as last week’s adaptation. Burning the top didn’t help as I do not like the taste of burn and lean towards overly moist rather than overly dry. Don’t let me put you off though, it had a good texture and tasted pleasant.


  1. Katie

    16th October 2009 at 6:03 am

    Sounds wonderful. Love how its so apply and the different flours you used. Looks very moist.

  2. Choclette

    16th October 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks Katy, it was very nice, just not as nice as the one I made the week before.

  3. Talita

    17th October 2009 at 9:42 am

    Soft dough and so tasty combination!


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