Friday, February 22, 2008


I am not a apple lover, but my husband is - I have this recipe for a long time, n I took it from the Hersheys site - n when I had some leftover apple pie stuffing, I didnt know what to do with it, so I thought I'd make this recipe finally. Of course, me being me, did make a few alternations here n there...but it was one of the best things I've ever baked. I didnt like the topping bit, but I had someone at home to devour didnt bother me much..

Ing -
For the apple topping
1 apple
2 tbspn of raisins
1 tbspn cherries chopped
1 tbspn walnuts chopped
4 tbspn - sugar or brown sugar
1/4 tbspn - cinnamon powder
a dash of lime juice
1/4 tbsp - flour

Just mix everything togeter & keep aside.

For the brownie
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar (if you like a much sweeter cake you can make that 3/4)
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
2/3 cup butter / oil / shortening
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method :
Preheat oven to 180 C.
Seive the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl.
Cream the butter & sugar.
Add water, egg and vanilla essence - beat until smooth and well blended.
Mix the flour into the paste & beat well to incorporate.
Grease a loaf tin & pour the batter into it.
Carefully spoon apple topping evenly over chocolate batter - DO NOT STIR.
Bake for 1 hr or more till the topping is set & a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

This is a keeper of a recipe. I might not add the topping the next time, but the brownie was sure excellent. It had a very lovely taste & an excellent texture.

N there's one thing I've seen all cakes taste better the next day ;-)


Nags said...

that's quite neat. apples and chocolate. hmmm..

Asha said...

We love Apple, I made a soup with it too!:D
Chocolate and apple are wonderful together, great job Shella!:)

Happy cook said...

I love apple. Love the brownies.

White On Rice Couple said...

Oh You're so good to your hubby. Does he know how lucky he is ?! :)

Kate / Kajal said...

chocolate and apple sounds nice. never tried those 2 together. i just made some chocolate and banana.

Seena said...

Nice recipe Shella,
Add your site here, pls.

Siri said...

Its indeed a keeper recipe Shella, me being a lover of apple flavor!


Cham said...

Hi Shella,
I am not an apple lover too:)Guess i can substitute with my favorite fruit . Ur brownie have the great color.

Aparna said...

I love chocolate and like apples too. Never thought to try them together, though.

Sagari said...

adding apple to brownies is a wonderful idea shella

Superchef said...

love apples in dessert!! n that to chocolate and apple...yumm

Shella said...

Nags - yeah maybe if you are an apple lover you cd give it a try.

Shella said...

Asha - soup n apples :o samajh nahi aaya mujhe to...but i am sure apple lovers would have enjoyed it.

Happy cook - i too love the brownies

White Rice - i try my best to let him know that always ;-)

Shella said...

Kate / Kajal - maybe you could gv it a try.

Seena - thanks dearie. I did that.

Siri - glad you liked it.

Shella said...

Cham - same pinch. I guess your fav fruit would be good alternative.

Aparna - then you should give this a try.

Sagari - be my guest n try the recipe, n do let me know

Superchef - thanks for liking it.

Rina said...

Absolutely fell in love with this unique Brownie.. Sure it will taste gr8 with added apple. Can't wait to try this dear... Have some organic brownie mix and apples at home. Yum yum..

Anonymous said...

ur brownies look absolutely delicious. can u pls tell me in which oven u bake, the make and model, as i am planning to buy one. thanks.