One Bowl Chokolate Raspberry Cake to Die For..

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe was created for a diabetic for Valentines. I cut both sugar and fat down by adding apples. The beauty of this recipe is that the ingredients are mixed in one step. I still feel the cake gets too dry (crumbly) after a few days. Would greatly appreciate other bakers suggestions. Are afraid to add more liquid, as the middle gets even more dense. This is my third cake in three weeks; I will not be able to fit my pants if I have to keep fiddling with this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel, shred and measure apples.
  3. In large mixing bowl, combine first dry ingredients.
  4. Then add shredded apples, milk, butter, and eggs.
  5. Beat at low speed until moistened; about 2 minutes at medium speed.
  6. Pour into cake pan.
  7. Cover top of cake batter with raspberries, and stick chocolate pieces into batter all around the cake. Press gently raspberries and chocolate pieces halfway into batter, sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. This is a little tricky since all the melted chocolate on top. I shake the form gently and if the batter no longer seems soft in the middle I deem it done.
  9. Cool on wire racks for 60 minutes; remove from pan and cool.
  10. Serve with vanilla ice cream or 2 cups crème fraiche sweetened with 4 tsp powdered vanilla sugar.
Most Helpful

Nice recipe! However I think it was too much dark chocolate for my taste. I came looking for an apple cake and loved the idea of adding chocolate to it. Little I knew the apple is really to substitute oil. My cake came so moist and fluffy - nice! Next tome I will add more raspberries to it and less dark chocolate on top - maybe some white chocolate chips (if not cooking for diabetic) or some diced apple (to get an apple flavor that I intended to begin with). Mine did not turned as pretty as the photo - what is the white chunks in the photo anyway? I think I am missing something. ;) Thanks for the recipe!

Weiner's Mom September 24, 2008

Benthe, I am so glad I tried this cake. It is rich and chocolatey, and the raspberries and apples keep it from tasting too overly sweet. And I love the gooey center -- it has the consistency of a fudgy brownie, but because of the apples it's not too dense or rich. It's just perfect as is. I used sugar rather than Splenda, because I've used Splenda twice in baking, and both times the cakes didn't turn out as good as with sugar, so now I only use regular sugar and just eat a little less. This is a winner, Benthe, and thanks for sharing it with us!

TasteTester April 14, 2008