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Mediterranean Diet Chocolate Apple Cake
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Mediterranean Diet Chocolate Apple Cake

Mediterranean Diet Chocolate Apple Cake, a perfect dessert or snack idea that is friendly to the Mediterranean diet.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Search Result: apple, cake, chocolate, dessert, Mediterranean Diet
Servings: 18 servings
Servings: 1g
Author: 🔪 Food, Wine, and Love

Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour– 1 ½ cups.
  • Whole Wheat Flour– ½ cup.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder– ¼ cup.
  • Baking Soda– 1 ½ teaspoons.
  • Canola Oil– ½ cup.
  • Eggs- 2
  • Sugar– 1 ¼ cup see alternatives in post.
  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce– 1 cup.
  • Apples- 1 cup peeled and diced fine.
  • Optional- Chocolate chips– one half to one cup.
  • Optional- Chopped nuts such as chopped walnuts.

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350. Prep a bundt pan or other cake pan for nonstick. I like to use two methods such as nonstick spray along with dusting (unsweetened cocoa powder can be used).
  • In a mixing bowl, use a fork or a whisk to blend together the flours, cocoa powder, and the baking soda.
  • Next, in another mixing bowl, mix together the oil with the sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing gently between additions.
  • For the next step we will add the dry ingredients from the first bowl to the wet ingredients in the second bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients and one half of the apple sauce. Mix gently and then add the remaining dry ingredients and apple sauce.
  • Lastly, fold in the diced apples and any optional ingredients.
  • Bake this for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool on a rack before serving.

Recipe Notes

As mentioned, to make this cake recipe more friendly to the Mediterranean diet we will use both whole wheat flour and all purpose flours. Also, using sugar alternatives (that can be baked with), honey, or agave are also suitable substitutes for sugar.
Also mentioned is that you can make a simple topping for this cake.
Chocolate chips can be added in the batter itself or placed on top of the cake prior to baking. Chopped nuts can also be added to the cake batter or placed on top (with chocolate chips?) prior to baking.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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