It’s the perfect combination of two favorite; apple pie and chocolate pie. Together that makes up this delicious chocolate apple cake.

Chocolate apple pie

Chocolate apple cake

And yes, here is another chocolate recipe… But I don’t think there is such a thing as too many chocolate recipes. And this particular delicious chocolate apple cake just couldn’t be left behind. It’s easy to make and combines some of my favorite flavors. The perfect mix of a apple pie and a chocolate cake.

Making it is pretty straight forward and won’t cause you too much of a headache. If you don’t have apples, you can easily replace those for pears, peaches and the like. Just make sure it is not too wet as that will impact the end result.

Chocolate apple pie dough

Happy coincidence

This chocolate apple cake is actually a bit of a happy coincidence. I had seen a chocolate cake recipe from Donna Hay that I wanted to try and had some apples lying around. I figured I could combine the two and voila. The chocolate apple cake was born.

It uses my favorite ingredient of all times: almond flour. That gives it a delicious extra nutty flavor and also makes sure that the cake stays moist. Now the apples take care of that as well and the combination just makes for the perfect texture of the cake.

Chocolate apple pie

Not so much a heart shape

My initial plan was to bake this cake in the shape of a heart. With Valentines around the corner that seemed like a brilliant plan. However I then ended up using baking paper to make sure I would be able to lift it out of the tin and the end result is sort of a weird heart. I guess baking paper and heart shapes don’t go so well together.

But regardless of the shape this cake looks good no matter how you bake it. You can use a round tin or a square. That will work perfectly fine too.

For the top I used a mould to create the effect of the icing sugar on top. It was just something I wanted to try but of course that is totally optional. The chocolate apple cake will also be delicious without it. Serve with a bit of cream or vanilla ice in the summer.

Chocolate apple pie

Chocolate apple cake

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Delicious chocolate pie with the addition of little chunks of apple
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Prep time 20 minutes
Cooking time 35 minutes
Total time 55 minutes

8 people


  • 185 gr butter
  • 185 gr dark chocolate broken in pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1,5 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 apples cut into small chunks

  • In a double boiler heat the chocolate and the butter on low heat and slowly let them melt together. Once melted let them cool slightly.
  • Whisk eggs, vanilla seeds and sugar in a large bowl to a light, creamy mass. Add flour, almondflour, selfraising flour , chocolate butter mix and the apple and mix well. If you like you can coat the apple-chunks with cinnamon before adding to the batter.
  • Depending a bit on which forms you use line them with baking paper and put the batter in. I used a larger heart, a smaller heart and one small cake tin. I lined them all with baking paper (parchment paper) which made it incredibly easy to remove from the tins but also kind of gives them funny shapes… 🙂
    Fill them for roughly 3/4th. It will rise some but because it's heavy batter it will not rise extremely high. Bake them in a preheated oven at around 180˚C (350˚F) for about 35 minutes or until the top of the cake feels firm. You can check with a wooden pin but keep in mind that it has to be moist still on the inside. Otherwise it will be too dry.
  • Leave the cake to cool before you cut it and serve with whipped cream, extra apple or – if you can't get enough of the chocolate – chocolate milk…

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 701IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist