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Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Chocolate Applesauce Cake
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD: 16 servings.


  • 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


  • 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 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 fruit.


Average Rating:
  • Foreverdixie
    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 soon as I get more applesauce!

  • ahalbersma
    Oct 17, 2011

    Very Good! used whole wheat flour too, made many times

  • angela88
    Mar 27, 2011

    Easy. Yummy. No need to frost. I just discovered recipe 2 weeks ago and I've already made 4 times!

  • JumpRiverGem
    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!

  • medabear
    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.

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