Apple Pie Chocolate Brownie Cake

The apple topping is baked right into this chocolate cake.

Apple Pie Chocolate Brownie Cake


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY®’S Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1 Prepare Apple Topping. Heat oven to 375 F. Grease and flour 9-inch square baking pan.

2 Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Add water, shortening, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth and well blended. Spread into prepared pan. Carefully spoon Apple Topping evenly over chocolate batter to within 1/2-inch from edges; do not stir.

3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until chocolate is set and cake-like. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into squares. Serve topped with whipped topping or ice cream, if desired. 8 to 10 servings.

4 Apple Topping: Stir together 1 can (20 oz.) apple pie filling, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in small bowl.


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