Autumn Chocolate Bundt Cake

I love bundt cake – especially when it is made with chocolate.  After photographing this lovely cake, I decided that I now love bundt cakes with a decorative centerpiece.

For example, this is before:

And this is after:

 

When I decided to place an apple in the middle of it, I instantly transformed myself into Maria Portokalos on the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  I guess I can skip the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding Personality Test” and rest assured that I creatively know how to handle the holes-in-the-cake-situations that arise in life.

What do you stick in the middle of your bundt cakes??

 

Chocolate Apple Cake

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup organic butter, earth balance,  and/or coconut oil
2 cups sucanat
3 organic eggs or chia seed egg replacements
1/2 cup water
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
2 cups grated apples
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla

 

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Grease and flour a Bundt Cake Pan. In medium sized bowl combine wheat flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Set aside.
3.  In a different bowl, combine your butter and sucanat.  Mix butter and sucanat with a mixer until the butter is smooth and sucanat is fully incorporated.  Add eggs/chia egg replacements and water.  Mix well.
4. Gradually introduce the whole wheat flour mixture to your butter mixture.  Fold in nuts, apples, chocolate chips and vanilla.
5.  Spoon final mixture into your bundt pan and carefully place in a preheated oven.  Bake for 1 hour. Allow the cake to cool for ten minutes.  Stick and apple in the middle and invite the soon-to-be-in-laws over for a treat.

Enjoy!

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