These chocolate cakes are just as good as the ones you get from any decent restaurant. Be aware that instead of the being super-sweet, they are actually semi-sweet which is what I like about it. They are great with chocolate or coffee based ice-cream/gelato. If you prefer to be a little more healthy, they can be garnished with powdered sugar+berries as this recipe suggested. I sometimes like to just sprinkle with cinnamon as chocolate is ciinamon's best friend in my book. My favorite way is to splash a shoot of Amaretto over the cake and ice-cream. Substituing the applesauce for the butter is to lower the fat content, and strong chocolate flavor should be able to cover the after taste of splenda as well.