Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Chocolate Applesauce Cake

When I think of fall I think of things that are full of spices. This cake fits the bill and did I mention that it has chocolate in it?!

I needed to make something to take to a pitch in. Chuck really likes a spice type cake and I like chocolate. My thought was to combine our two likes. I used my family recipe for applesauce cake and added the cocoa powder and chocolate chips.

This applesauce cake recipe is from my grandmother. It is a very moist cake and I have many memories of this cake... Aunt Dianne making it while we visited my family in Virgina... Mom using this recipe and adding fruit to make it festive for Christmas.

1 cup butter or shortening
2 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tbs cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs baking soda
2 1/2 cup applesauce
2 tbs corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter, gradually add sugar. Add eggs (unbeaten) one at a time. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Gradually add to butter mixture. Add applesauce, corn syrup and vanilla. Pour into greased bundt pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chip on top of cake. Bake for 1 1/2 hour.

Once cool sift powdered sugar on top. Enjoy!


  1. Wendi,

    Great idea to create your own recipe--I always like how a Bundt cake looks, and it's even prettier with the powdered sugar!

  2. Hi Wendi -

    I'm pulling out the ingredients to make this right now - what temp should it bake on?

    I'm not sure you'll see this in time - but thought I'd try...


  3. Ok, I baked it at 350 and it worked fine - yummy! :)


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