Saturday, September 15, 2007
The Joy of Baking - Chocolate Applesauce Cake
Chocolate Applesauce Cake
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 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.