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Chocolate applesauce cake makes the perfect better-for-you dessert. It's rich in the chocolate flavor that you love while reducing the total amount of fat.

Chocolate Applesauce Cake: Rich Flavor with Less Fat

Chocolate applesauce cake makes the perfect better-for-you dessert. It's rich in the chocolate flavor that you love while reducing the total amount of fat.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 264 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup natural cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Mott's® Applesauce
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare a 9 inch round cake pan by either a) spraying it with a baking spray containing flour, b) buttering and flouring the pan, or c) buttering the pan and lining it with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then stir thoroughly to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Then, while whisking continuously, drizzle in the melted butter.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir until combined. Batter will be very thick. Scrape the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth out the top evenly.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs but no wet batter attached.
  6. Cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes, then set the cake on a rack and let cool completely. Store airtight for freshness.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Applesauce Cake: Rich Flavor with Less Fat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.