Piedmont Grocery site. Piedmont Grocery is a local market. As always use the very best cocoa and chocolate and apples in this bundt cake recipe. The apples make this cake moist. You can never have too many apple cake recipes, especially in the Fall. This is a great cake for Thanksgiving, too. And, you can make it ahead and serve for breakfast over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's especially good toasted with cream cheese.
Chocolate Apple Cake
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 cup nuts, chopped
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces (3 ounces), chopped (or dark Chocolate Chips)
2 cups apples, raw grated (about 2 large)
1 tablespoon vanilla
Powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
In large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, butter, and water until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and allspice in separate bowl and beat dry mixture into sugar mixture. Stir in nuts, chocolate, apples, and vanilla.
Carefully spoon batter into prepared tube pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes on a rack. Then, with long spatula, gently
loosen cake from pan and turn out onto serving plate to
cool completely. Optional: Sift powdered sugar over the cake.