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       Title: Chocolate Apple Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
     3/4 c  Corn oil
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine; soften
   2 1/4 c  Granulated sugar
     1/2 c  Unsweetened cocoa powder
            ==firmly pack
       2 ts Cinnamon; ground
     1/2 ts Nutmeg; grated
     1/2 ts Allspice; ground
       5    Eggs
   2 1/2 c  Cake flour
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Salt
       3 c  Green apples, peeled; diced
     1/2 c  Currants or raisins
       1 c  Powdered sugar
     1/4 c  Brandy
   Recipe by: 365 Great Chocolate Desserts - ISBN
   Preparation Time: 1:30
   1. Preheat oven to 350F. Generously grease a 12-cup bundt
   2. In a large bowl, beat together oil, butter, and
   granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed
   until well blended, about 2 mins. With mixer on low, beat
   in cocoa, 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. With mixer
   on medium, add eggs, one at a time, beat well after each
   3. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to
   chocolate mixture, beating only enough to combine. Stir in
   apples and currants. Turn batter into prepared pan and
   spread evenly.
   4. Bake 55 to 60 mins, or until a cake tester inserted in
   center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 20 mins, then
   unmold onto a rack to cool completely.
   5. Meanwhile, prepare glaze: In a small bowl, whisk
   together powdered sugar, remaining 1 tsp cinnamon, and
   brandy until smooth. Drizzle over cool cake, letting some
   run down side. Serve warm or at room temperature.