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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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together until fluffy the eggs, sugar, butter or margarine, and water.

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  • In another bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and spices.

  • Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix well.

  • Fold in chocolate chips, apple, and vanilla extract. Stir until these ingredients are evenly distributed.

  • Spoon into greased, floured 10 inch bundt or loose bottom tube pan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 60 to 70 minutes until cake tests done.

Nutrition Facts

418.3 calories; 4.7 g protein; 59.5 g carbohydrates; 87.2 mg cholesterol; 233.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (64)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2002
Excellent recipe: moist as can be and chocolatey. I used milk chocolate chips since I'm not a fan of semi sweet chocolate and it came out terrific. This is a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2010
I like apple cake. I like chocolate cake. I'm not too crazy about the combination. Read More
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77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2002
Excellent recipe: moist as can be and chocolatey. I used milk chocolate chips since I'm not a fan of semi sweet chocolate and it came out terrific. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2002
Excellent recipe: moist as can be and chocolatey. I used milk chocolate chips since I'm not a fan of semi sweet chocolate and it came out terrific. This is a keeper. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2008
My grandmother has made this cocoa apple cake for years and years now and it's delicious! She got her recipe off the back of a bag a sugar. The only difference is that her recipe calls for 2 and 1/2 c flour and she finely dices the apple instead of grating it. It's wonderful and will always remind me of her. For some reason, nobody else in the family can make it quite as good as she can -must be that grandmotherly touch! We also freeze it and sometimes just cut a slice off straight from the freezer and eat it ... mmmmmm... this recipe is worth trying -it'll always be one of my treasures! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2005
This recipe is definitely a keeper. Instead of half a cup of water I used a quarter cup of water and a quarter cup of rum. I also eliminated the allspice and doubled the cinnamon. I will definitely make this part of my holiday baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2008
Any doubt this is the best cake? I won third place at the county fair with this cake on my very first try back in 1987...and first the next year. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2010
My mother used to make this cake for me. Always..she died 4 years ago and I haven't had it since. I found this and am ready to make it..I can't wait to try it and remember again the great person that my mother was. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2003
My kids and guest's loved this cake. I added a powdered sugar and vanilla glaze to give it a little shine. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2010
I like apple cake. I like chocolate cake. I'm not too crazy about the combination. Read More
(4)