Apple and Chocolate are always the perfect combination, so why not baking a delicious cake waiting for Christmas?
This is the Apple Chocolate Cake learned from my dear auntie Cesarina. She used to bake all kind of goodies every weekend for the whole family.
1.5 cups flour type 00
1 (1/2 oz or 16 gr) sachet vanilla baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
10 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
3 whole eggs
one pinch of ground cinnamon
1 container (6 oz) plain yogurt
3.5 oz dark chocolate chunks
confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven at 325 F degrees.
Grease a 9-inch cake pan with baking spray or butter and flour.
In a large bowl sift together flour and vanilla baking powder, and set aside.
With a hand or stand mixer cream well butter and sugar at medium speed.
Add the eggs (one at the time), cinnamon and yogurt.
Reduce the speed, then, add slowly the flour mixture until well incorporated.
Peel, core and cut the apples into small cubes.
Pour half of the cake batter into the pan, then half of the apple cubes and half of the chocolate chunks.
Pour the remaining cake batter, then the remaining apples and chocolate chunks.
Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a cooling rack.
Serve sprinkled with confectioner’ sugar.