Apple German Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Apple German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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"This delectable dessert is perfect to bake when unexpected guests stop by," writes Shirley Weaver from Zeeland, Michigan. A boxed cake mix and canned pie filling make the moist snack cake a cinch to put together while chocolate chips and nuts create the quick-and-easy topping.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 265 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place pie filling in a blender; cover and process until the apples are in 1/4-in. chunks. Pour into a large bowl; add cake mix and eggs. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Apple German Chocolate Cake in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p8

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TheDix User ID: 607421 265999
Reviewed May. 15, 2017

"Moist, delicious and easy to make. I liked that the recipe didn't call for oil or butter. The pie filling gave the cake a subtle, yummy apple flavor. This one's a keeper!"

olddutch User ID: 4601197 37850
Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"use applesauce instead - make ahead , then freeze --- quick to thaw !!"

Kathie1026 User ID: 5631509 125429
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"I'm typically not a "chocolate" fan, yet the craving hit me. This recipe satisfied my chocolate craving tremendously! The "true" chocolate lovers in my house were very pleased as well."

gailmarie User ID: 203739 88894
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"Its moist, tastes great, and smells so good baking. Everyone loves it!"

zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 37844
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2008

"This was a great hit at our park "pot luck" - will make it again...soon - very moist and tasty! Thanks for sharing!"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 31114
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2008

"Very moist good cake. Great for picnics."

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