Cook from Scratch – Australian Apple Chocolate Cake from Darlene Foster.

Darlene Foster very kindly sent in this dessert which she and her family enjoy. If you have a recipe that you would like to share then contact me via the link at the end of the post.

I enjoy making desserts from scratch. We don´t often have dessert but when we do, it has to be homemade. I love this one from a recipe book I was given as a gift. It is always a hit with hubby and guests. Everyone loves a bit of chocolate! The pure Valor chocolate is great but any chocolate will do. It is a perfect recipe for those who require gluton or lactose free desserts. The dolop of whipped cream is optional. I often serve it with a couple of strawberries on the side.

from Green Feasts by Richard Cawley

4 eggs separated
115 g/4 oz sugar
115g/4oz plain chocolate melted
1 dessert apple, peeled, cored and grated
115g/4 oz ground almonds

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C) and oil a 20cm/8 inch spring form pan
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light and fluffy.
Mix in chocolate, apple and almonds
Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the mixture.
Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for about 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Remove the cake from the pan and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a thin slice of apple if desired.


About Darlene Foster

Darlene Foster is a writer, an employment counsellor, an ESL tutor for children, a wife, mother and grandmother. She loves travel, shoes, cooking, reading, sewing, chocolate, music, the beach and making new friends. Her 13-year-old grandson called her “super-mega-woman-supreme”.

She was brought up on a ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, where she dreamt of traveling the world and meeting interesting people. She currently divides her time between the west coast of Canada and the Costa Blanca in Spain, with her husband Paul.

“Amanda in Arabia-The Perfume Flask” was her first published novel. Once bitten by the travel bug, Amanda travels to other interesting places, sticking her nose in other people’s problems and getting herself in trouble. Read “Amanda in Spain – The Girl in the Painting”, “Amanda in England – The Missing Novel”, “Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone”, and “Amanda on the Danube – The Sounds of Music” to find out the adventures Amanda has as she travels the world.

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Thank you for dropping by today and if you have a recipe that is made from scratch with (mainly) fresh ingredients that is a family favourite then please send to If we have not met before I will need your blog or website links, Amazon or Goodreads and social media.  Thanks Sally

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

45 thoughts on “Cook from Scratch – Australian Apple Chocolate Cake from Darlene Foster.

  1. Pingback: Cook from Scratch – Australian Apple Chocolate Cake from Darlene Foster. | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

  2. Okay, just get that baby out of the way and hand me that tub of chocolate! Chocolate, apples, chocolate, almonds, chocolate. What’s not to love? Excuse me while I put my computer to sleep and head over to the market to buy a chocolate bar ~ and the rest of the ingredients, of course 🙂 A much-appreciated post, Sally and Darlene 💕

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