Chocolate Applesauce Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 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
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 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 Facts1 piece: 283 calories, 12g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 fruit.
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Jun 8, 2012
I LOVED this cake! So nice and moist and, as a still delicious bonus, healthy too. I made this cake as my sister's birthday cake because I didn't have a lot of baking cocoa and for those that doubt a good chocolate flavor for only 2 tbsp, it still has a nice chocolate flavor. I didn't put on the extra nuts and chocolate but instead frosted it because it was a birthday cake, although I agree it is so good by itself! I used half all-purpose, half whole wheat flour - still yummy! I will definately be making this again.....as soon as I get more applesauce!
Oct 17, 2011
Very Good! used whole wheat flour too, made many times
Mar 27, 2011
Easy. Yummy. No need to frost. I just discovered recipe 2 weeks ago and I've already made 4 times!
Sep 21, 2010
This was a great cake! Very moist. I made it with a cream cheese frosting instead of the chocolate topping and it was delicious!
Apr 16, 2010
This is one of my family's favorite recipes. We use our homemade applesauce. A great tasting cake that is easy and quick to make, and it has a very satisfying topping without having to make frosting.