Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Joy of Baking - Chocolate Applesauce Cake


Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups unsweetened applesauce
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar together in the electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.
Blend in the vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients alternately with the applesauce to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition, with the mixer set on low speed.
Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes or until the cake tests done.
Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

Delicious, moist, great cake! I put whipped cream on top, but you could frost it, dust it with confectioners sugar, or eat it plain.

3 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! It's making me hungry!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That does look delicious! I'm bookmarking the recipe so I can try it this week.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks so good, I'll try making this today as I have quite a lot of apples at the moment - just one little apple tree in the garden has produced lots of apples this year.

    ReplyDelete

Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!

Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.