Recipe Scene: Chocolate Apple Cake with Ganache

IMG_1064 This cake is fantastic. The apple makes it really moist and it lasts well. Also givne it has fruit in it it’s practically a health food. The cake doesn’t really need icing, but it makes a good dessert if you fill and top it with ganache and then decorate with chocolate curls, strawberries etc.

Cake ingredients

185 grams butter
1 ¼ cups (275 grams) white sugar
3 eggs
2 cups (300 grams) self raising flour
1/3 cup (35 grams) cocoa
¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/3 cup (80 mls) water
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped

Ganache ingredients

330 mls cream
375 grams dark cooking chocolate
Method

1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line a 20 cm round cake pan.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together then add the eggs one at a time. Don’t worry if the mixture splits.
3. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes or until cooked. Leave in the tin for about 10 minutes then cool on a rack
5. To make the ganache plae the cream and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat on medium for 1 ½ minutes, stir, and keep heating in 30 second bursts until the chocolate is melted. Place in the fridge until thick, and spread onto the cake.

About Kate Delbridge 163 Articles
Kate works in local government as an occupational therapist but her heart is in the kitchen. When she’s not looking through cookbooks Kate gardens, reads, sees films, listens to music and catches up with mates. She loves cooking mainly because it gives her an excuse to eat.

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