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.
- 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.