Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Total Time
45mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

This cake is very moist and chocolatey, perfect for dessert or with coffee.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar.
  2. Add eggs, then add next five ingredients.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add applesauce.
  5. Mix.
  6. Pour into greased 8 × 12-inch pan.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining sugar, chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes at 350º degrees.

Reviews

(4)
Most Helpful

This cake was very good, but too dense. I don't know if I did something wrong, but it hardly rose, so it didn't have the light, fluffiness that I was looking for. Or maybe that is just a result of baking with applesauce, I don't know. It worked better cut up into brownies. Either way, it has a good flavor. (By the way, I froze some if it and it froze well)

SJG3483 December 21, 2002

this was a moist chocolate cake and the topping just enhances the flavor. i loved the easy prep

chia December 14, 2002

Unfortunately, I can't rate this because not only I did not have any shortening and had to use butter (nor any nuts, so I had to do without), but because after I had already creamed the butter and sugar I realised that all I had was a bit over 1 cup flour and a bit over 1.5 cups applesauce. I made it anyway and let it cool in the oven overnight, because it seemed that it did not set. This ended up being a really moist, smooth, chocolaty and cinnamony cake with a bit of apple taste. I wouldn't say it was the most impressive cake I ever made, but it was good and very easy (got to love just one dirty bowl), and I'll probably be making it again.

Anya May 27, 2002

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