Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chocolate Applesauce Cake


You should make this...you really should!
It is the perfect treat! So moist and slightly crumbly.
The applesauce makes this cake absolutely delightful and healthy....right?
It would make a lovely Valentine's gift for friends or neighbors and is quick and simple to make.

Chocolate Applesauce Cake

1/2 c. butter, softened
2c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 eggs
*1/2 c. sour milk {buttermilk}
4 TBS. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. applesauce

Cream butter, oil, and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and milk. Beat with mixer until just blended. Mix dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Beat until blended. Add applesauce . Spoon batter into a 9"x13" greased pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Test with fork in center to see if it comes out clean. You may need a few more minutes, depending on your altitude.

Cool, and top with powdered sugar.

*If you do not have buttermilk, you can substitute 1/2 c. milk with 1 tsp. vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes:).

Enjoy!

~Julia

4 comments:

Robin {keephomesimple} said...

Yum!!! I just need to go buy the cocoa and I'll be all set to make this. BTW, my mom saw this post off of my blog list {she's such a cool mom to follow my blog}, and she forwarded this recipe to me cause she thought it looked so good. Just thought you should know. :-)

Peggy said...

Wow! That looks sooooo good! I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Random musings of a cluttered kitchen said...

YUM! Sounds & looks Delish!!

ClassiclyAmber said...

Mmmmmm yum! I SO need to try this!!

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