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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 serving (1 piece) equals 265 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g 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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Reviewed May. 10, 2012

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

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."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

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

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!"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2008

"Very moist good cake. Great for picnics."

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