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September 23, 2008

Apple Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Apple Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

It's apple season! The other day at the orchard I picked up some fresh Galas and besides being delicious all on their own (apples are one of Lex and my favorite snacks!) I knew I wanted to bake something with them too. I thought about making a basic apple cake, but decided I wanted to kick it up a notch so why not add some chocolate chips? The result was fabulous! And the most important thing is that it's extremely easy to make...What's not to like about that? Whether you'd like this for breakfast or dessert, if you like chocolate and apples this is the one for you!

What You'll Need:
2 cups of apples, chopped (Note: I used Gala, but whatever kind you like will work.)
1 cup of organic cane sugar, divided
1 1/2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of baking powder
2 eggs
1/4 cup of safflower oil
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 of an 11.5 ounce package of chocolate chips (Note: I used 60% Bittersweet, but you can use milk, semi or even go crazy and use white chocolate chips...It's all up to you!)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Apple Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake: Apples

Chop apples. Toss with 1/2 cup of sugar and set aside.

In a large bowl stir together flour, sea salt, baking powder and remaining 1/2 cup of sugar. Add eggs, safflower oil, vanilla and buttermilk and stir until batter forms. Add apples and stir to mix. Next stir in chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.

Pour mixture into a round pie plate that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and bake for 35-35 minutes until golden brown and done through. Remove from oven, let cool and serve.

Apple Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Notes: If you wanted to take this over the top you could drizzle it with a little caramel sauce and/or top it with whipped cream.

Posted by Dianne at September 23, 2008 8:56 AM

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Comments

Wowie! Gala apples + chocolate, what a great idea! It looks so light and tasty, I want some. Maybe I'll make a quick one for tonight's treat. Thanks for this recipe, Dianne.

Posted by: Lori at September 23, 2008 9:00 AM

That cake looks so good! A perfect way to slide into Fall!

Posted by: Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy at September 23, 2008 12:15 PM

Yum, that looks great! And I think I'm going to steal the part about mixing the chopped apples with the sugar for my next attempt at my Dorie cake from this week's TWD.

Posted by: Di at September 23, 2008 12:37 PM

I've always wanted to play around with a chocolate/apple combo so this was the perfect chance! I was very pleased with the result.

Posted by: Dianne at September 24, 2008 2:22 PM

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