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Apple German Chocolate Cake

"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


  • 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


  • 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 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 265 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • TheDix
    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
    May 10, 2012

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

  • Kathie1026
    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
    Nov 25, 2009

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

  • zucchini lady
    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
    Nov 12, 2008

    Very moist good cake. Great for picnics.