Chocolate Applesauce Bundt Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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