- The 10 minutes killer cake

What I love is when I make up my own recipe and that turns out delicious. 

Late for a picnic last week (yes in San Francisco we can sometimes do picnics in March, sorry guys) as It was a last minute picnic kind of, I made a farro salad and this delicious cake. 

The original recipe was not the same at all, I did with what I had (last minute so no time to run to the shop) and it was one of the most yummy, soft, moist 10min cake I’ve ever had. 

I had chocolate in my cupboard, so I added chocolate as well as a rest of almonds flakes. Apples, a bit of sugar, butter and flour and that’s it. 

Make this cake first thing as it really takes 10 min put it in the oven then while it’s baking get ready and you will be on time at your improvised picnic with a warm and yummy sweet loaf. 



Apple and chocolate cake 


  • 1 apple (but you can put 2 if you want)
  • 200g of flour
  • 100g of melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 100g of dark good chocolate
  • A pinch or 2 of almonds or walnuts or both (why not)


Method :

Sift flour and baking powder, 
Mix the butter with eggs and suger till obtaining a thick and nearly white mix.
Put the flour into the eggs/butter and stir with the vanilla extract. Divide your batter in 2, and pour the melted chocolate in 1 and stir. Pour either the chocolate part first or the plain one first (I did chocolate first) then the second half in a greased baking tin loaf.
Peel, take of the seeds and cut the apple in quarters and/or little cubes (I did quarters and cubes) and drop them into your batter.

Cook for around 1 hour (depends on the size of your baking tin) at 160°C/350°F therm 5/6 till the knife comes out of the cake clean. 



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