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Rich Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe

"You'd never guess this rich-tasting delicious chocolate dessert is much lighter than a traditional cake or brownie," says Carolyn Wolbers of Loveland, Ohio. "The applesauce adds moisture and helps reduce the fat."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups frozen vanilla yogurt


  • 1. In a bowl, beat eggs and egg whites. Add the applesauce, oil, chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to egg mixture just until combined.
  • 2. Pour into a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan; remove sides of pan. Cut into wedges; serve with frozen yogurt. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 290 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.

Reviews for Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

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Mendoguy User ID: 8375553 248513
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"This was SUPER easy to make and my guests loved it! I served it with Vanilla Hazlenut ice cream and it was delicious. I live in Holland and could not find semi sweet chocolate baking squares so I just threw in a melted pieces of milk chocolate!"

jos41 User ID: 6288228 224679
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"Very rich and moist, tasted a lot like fudge cake."

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