Apple pie

Ready for an indulgent time? Today we’re taking you on a culinary journey into the world of delicious dark apple pie. This recipe is the perfect choice for your cosy Sunday afternoon cake.

A real treasure is hiding in this cake: a moist dark mug cake that combines harmoniously with the apple slices. The combination of dark chocolate and fresh apples is a real taste sensation.

But the best thing about this recipe is its versatility. Not only can you use apples, but also any other fruit you have on hand – pears, cherries or berries are great options. This cake adapts to your preferences!

And if you think the quantity is too much for you alone, don’t worry! This dark apple pie freezes beautifully. Prepare it, enjoy it on a Sunday and keep the rest for the coming weeks. Just freeze it, defrost it Sunday after Sunday and enjoy the deliciousness of this cake again and again.

So grab your baking tools and let’s whip up this gorgeous cake together. It’s perfect for cosy afternoons and is sure to warm your heart. Bon appétit!

Preparation time: 60 minutes
Baking time: 27 minutes




1 cup flour

1 cup cocoa

1 pkg baking powder

1 cup oil

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 cup grated nuts

1 cup sour cream

2 apples

Apricot jam or other jam to taste


Ingredients for the gluten-free alternative


Replace 1 cup of flour with:

½ cup rice flour

½ cup almond flour

2 tbsp locust bean gum

Be sure to reduce the amount of oil to ¾ cup, as the almond flour brings a strong fat content.




  1. You do not need a scale for a mug cake. All ingredient quantities are measured with a cup. In this recipe, an empty sour cream cup is used as a measure for the ingredients.
  2. For the chocolate mug cake, first preheat the oven to 180° C (upper-lower heat).
  3. Then mix the flour with the baking powder.
  4. Then mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
  5. Spread the dough on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 7 minutes at 180 degrees.
  6. In the meantime, core and slice the apples.
  7. After 7 minutes, remove the cake from the oven and place the apple pieces on top.
  8. Bake the cake at 180°C for about 20 minutes.
  9. While the cake is still warm, spread a thin layer of the well-mixed apricot jam on top.