5 Minute Food Processor Chocolate Apple Cake. A handy recipe for when time is short, but cake is required.
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5-Minute Food Processor Chocolate Apple Cake

Peel the apples if you prefer, although I challenge the fussiest eater to detect the peel in the finished cake. If using conventionally grown apples, I would peel the apples to reduce pesticide exposure.

I make this in my Thermomix, but the recipe will work just as well in a conventional food processor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 185 g unsalted butter softened, 3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon
  • 150 g rapadura sugar 3/4 cup
  • 3 eggs
  • 130 g white spelt flour 1 cup
  • 145 g wholemeal spelt flour 1 cup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 60 g cocoa powder 1/2 cup
  • 3 medium apples peeled (optional), cored and roughly chopped, approximately 300g
  • 125 ml boiling water 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch salt


  • Pre-heat the oven to 195C (175C fan forced).
  • Grease and line a deep 20cm round cake pan.
  • Place the ingredients into the food processor bowl in the order listed.
  • Pulse for five seconds.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Process for 20 seconds, or until the mixture is thoroughly blended and has slightly lightened in colour.
  • Scrape the mixture into the cake tin and gently smooth the surface of the batter.
  • Bake for 45 - 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the tin and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • If desired, frost the cake once cool.