German Apple Cake

We went to deliver some Drinking Chocolate to our local National Trust Poperty The Vyne.   While we were there, we went for a lovely walk in the gardens.  In their walled garden we bought some of their cooking apples, which inspired this recipe.

Ingredients you will need …For the filling

For the cake dough

  • 110g butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt


You will need a 7 inch, 18cm round cake tin, greased.
MethodStart by making the cake dough:

Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat.  Remove from the heat and stir in the caster sugar, flour salt and egg.

Stir the mixture together until it forms a soft dough.

For the filling:

In a mixing bowl stir together the Chocolate Powder, cinnamon and soft brown sugar.

Peal and core the apples, then chop them into the chocolate mixture.   Stir to coat the apples with chocolate, which stops them going brown.

To finish:
Spread half the dough in the bottom of the greased tin.  Add the apple and chocolate mixture.   Then top with the rest of the dough.  It is easiest to spread the dough over the apples by gently using your fingers.

Bake for 45-50 minutes at 180 oC (160oC for fan ovens, GM 4), until golden on top and firm to the touch.

Leave in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out.


Cooking tipsThis cake is delicious served warm as a pudding with cream.   Left overs can be served cold.

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