Chocolate Apple Dessert

Every Rosh Hashonah, I try to create a variation on the traditional apple cake to excite the family.


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/ 350 F/ Gas mark 4.

2. Line and grease a 22 cm/ 9 inch loose base cake tin.

3. Put the eggs, icing sugar and vanilla sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk together.

4. Stir in the grated apple, raisins, flour, baking powder and nuts.

5. Bake for 1 hour or until firm in the centre and golden brown.

6. Let it cool for 30 minutes before adding the topping.

7. Melt the chocolate and margarine over a double-boiler.

8. Spread the jam over the top of the cake and then pour over the chocolate mixture.

9. Leave to set until ready to serve.

Hints 'n' Tips

This one has now become a firm favourite and whether you serve it for dessert or for tea, this chocolate coated cake will not disappoint your family and guests. It freezes beautifully so make it in advance of the festive preparations.


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