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Apple Cocoa Snack Cake

 Apple Cocoa Snack Cake
The apple provides natural sweetening and helps make this cake moist and delicious. I'm a former home economics teacher who loves to delight family and friends with homemade goodies.
9 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup chopped peeled tart apples
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Combine
  • water, oil, lemon juice and vanilla; add to the dry ingredients and
  • stir just until combined. Toss apples with sugar and cinnamon; fold
  • into batter. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done. Yield: 9
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 202 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 272 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.