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apple chocolate chip cake ready to eat

Apple Chocolate Chip Cake

This Apple Chocolate Chip Cake is the best kind of comfort food. Easy to prepare and tasty, it works well as a snack or a dessert. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 servings
Author Laura


  • cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups peeled chopped apples (2-4 apples depending on size)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil canola or similar + extra (or butter) for greasing pan
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 10 ounces/1½ cups of semisweet chocolate chips ⅓ cup less than a full 12-ounce package


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan and set it aside.
  2. Mix the apple chunks with the sugar in the large bowl, and let them stand for 15 minutes. That interval gives the apple chunks time to absorb the sugar.
    mixing apple chunks and sugar for apple chocolate chip cake
  3. In a medium bowl, mix (or whisk) together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. After the 15 minute "rest" for the apple and sugar mixture, lightly beat the eggs in the small bowl and add the oil and eggs to the apples and sugar.
    mixing liquid and apple chunks for apple chocolate chip cake
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the apple, sugar, oil and egg mixture in 3 additions, mixing thoroughly after each addition. By the end, the batter will be stiff. Fold in the chocolate chips and spoon the batter into the greased baking pan. (It's too stiff to pour.) Even it out with the spatula or the back of the spoon.
    adding dry ingredients to the liquid and apple chunks for apple chocolate chip cake
  6. Bake the cake approximately 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  7. Let the cake cool in the pan, on a wire rack, before cutting and serving. 
    apple chocolate chip cake ready to eat