Chocolate Applesauce Bundt Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

The original recipe makes 6 individual sized chocolate cakes which is fine for a dinner party, but for everyday snacking, I prefer to make this in a Bundt pan. It is a very moist, delicious cake that keeps well for several days.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease and sugar a 10-cup Bundt pan.
  3. Beat the butter, oil and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Beat in the vanilla.
  6. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  7. Whisk the buttermilk and applesauce together.
  8. Add the flour to the butter mixture, alternating with the applesauce mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  9. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  10. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  11. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  12. For the glaze, heat the cream to just below a simmer and pour over the chopped chocolate.
  13. Let sit for one minute then stir to smooth out.
  14. Stir in the butter to melt in and thicken the glaze.
  15. Pour over the top of the cake and let drip down the sides.
  16. Garnish with the hazelnuts.