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Chocolate Applesauce Cake turns dark cocoa and applesauce into a moist, tender chocolate lover’s treat!
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Chocolate cake doesn’t last very long around here. So I wanted to bring a bit of fall into the picture. Applesauce, cinnamon, clove, and allspice in the batter to be exact!
Food fact –> Did you know that you can substitute applesauce for part of the fat in a recipe? Use it place of egg or oil. 😉
Now that I had the idea for a chocolate applesauce cake, I needed a quality cocoa. That’s where Rodelle came in.
Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa is Dutch-processed which provides a much more consistent product, richer flavor and deeper color than natural cocoa. Dutch processed also improves the solubility of cocoa powder in beverages. By alkalizing the cocoa, we are reducing some of the sourness and bitterness of cocoa powder.
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· Dietary Fiber
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Chocolate Applesauce Cake
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 1/3 cups sugar (I use Imperial Sugar)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa (I used Rodelle)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon clove
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg and applesauce. Mix.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and spices.
- Alternate adding flour /spices and buttermilk to the creamed mix.
- Stir in walnuts.
- Bake in a 8x8-inch pan at 350 until inserted toothpick comes out clean. About 40 to 50 minutes.
- Cool completely then dust with powdered sugar if desired.
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