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Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

16 servings

Applesauce adds moistness to this tender cake with a sweet chocolate and nut topping. "It's breeze to make and perfect for picnics," comments Sue Braunschweig of Delafield, Wisconsin.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with applesauce. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 283 calories, 12g fat, 0 cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 4g protein.

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