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Chocolate Apple Cupcakes

A friend gave me the recipe for Chocolate Apple Cupcakes years ago. It is still a family favorite.

This chocolate cupcake recipe is so easy to make as everything goes in the food processor together. The cupcakes are literally made in seconds.

I always used to think he hardest part of making these cakes was peeling and chopping the apples. But now I still peel the apples but chop into fairly large pieces and let the food processor do the rest.

Prep Time

Cooking Time



10 minutes

15 minutes




  • 6oz (185g) butter, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups (275g) castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup (35g) cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) water
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped.


  • Preheat oven to 160C (350F).
  • Place cupcake liners in tray.
  • Combine all ingredients in large bowl of a food processor and blend until well combined, scraping down the side of the container occasionally.
  • Spoon into cupcake trays.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of a chocolate apple cupcake comes out clean.
  • Stand for 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool. Cakes can either be frosted or covered in sifted confectioners (icing) sugar. 

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