Spiced Chocolate Applesauce Cake

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a lovely cake, not too sweet but moist and chocolatey. The combination of cinnamon and chocolate is particularly popular in Mexican cooking, but it makes a very interesting cake as well.”


  • 2 1/2 cupsflour, unbleached, sifted
  • 1/2 cupcocoa powder
  • 2teaspoonsbaking soda
  • 1teaspooncinnamon, ground
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 cupvegetable oil
  • 1cupsugar
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cupsapplesauce
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F Line 2 nine-inch round cake pans with parchment paper, and grease the sides of the pans.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  • Beat together the oil and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Blend in the vanilla and the applesauce.
  • Add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
  • Bake in the preheated 350°F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack.
  • Remove from the pans; cool on rack. Ice with frosting as desired.
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