Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake

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This Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake is delicious. This cake is also very stubborn! It is loaded with great flavor and lots of chocolate chips. Chocolate chips that sink to the bottom of the baking pan. In particular, a bundt pan, making it difficult to turn it out, in one piece.

Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake
Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake

This is the third time I have baked this cake, and the first time I could get it out of the pan in one piece. The thing is, this cake is so good, I keep trying to get it right, and I finally did!

A broken cake is still delicious, but when I bake for family and friends, I want what I bake, to be attractive.

Looks are everything, in food. And while this cake is on the plain side, it is so big on flavor. It does not need a glaze or topping of any kind and honestly is moist enough to be enjoyed for days after the initial baking, making it perfect for those weekend family gatherings.

I knew I did not want to tamper with the recipe, so the only thing left was science. I thought about it and came up with a possible solution, and I am proud to say, it actually worked. I will move right on to the recipe and show you the solution as part of the journey to a delicious cake.

Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake, applesauce and spices baking into a chocolate chip bundt cake.
Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake
Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake
adapted from: noble pig
350-degree oven

1 stick butter, melted and set aside to cool
1/2 c oil
2 c applesauce
2 eggs
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar

2 1/2 c flour
1 T dry cocoa
2 t soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t cardamom
1 t salt
1/4-1/2 t ground cloves, if you love cloves use the larger measure
1/4-1/2 t fresh ground pepper, (don't leave this out), if you love heat, use the full measure

2 c chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, oil, eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and sugar. Beat well with a wooden spoon.

Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake, another wooden spoon, saucepan cake.

In a medium-size bowl combine the flour, cocoa, soda, spices, and salt. Whisk to mix well. Stir into the applesauce mixture, until smooth, with no dry pockets or wet pockets, remain.

Prepare the bundt pan for baking, by buttering and flouring the inside surface. Using a ladle, add 2 ladles of the cake batter to the bottom of the bundt pan. Pick up the pan, tilt to evenly coat the bottom of the pan with cake batter. See photo below, left to right.

Applesauce and Spice Cake, easy removal in one piece, with this technique.

Stir the chocolate chips into the remaining batter in the mixing bowl.

Spoon the batter evenly into the bundt pan (Important: Do not pour, this might disturb the plain batter and allow chocolate chips to sink to the bottom of the pan.).

Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done in your oven. This is one cake you will want to see some pulling away from the side of the pan, as evidence that it is completely baked. Remove from oven, let cool in the pan 15 minutes, carefully loosen edges from pan, turn out onto a wire rack or clean toweling to cool.

Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake, fresh from the oven.

Let cool completely before Sprinkling a bit of powdered sugar over the top to serve.


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  1. Mmmmm, that looks good. I can almost smell it! Applesauce cakes are so moist and tender . . .

    1. All the flavors come together nicely, thanks for visiting!

  2. As soon as I buy a new bundt pan I'm going to try this! Pinning it for later.

  3. Oh this looks perfect for dessert and with coffee for an afternoon treat. YUM!

  4. Those ingredients and flavors just scream Autumn, what a wonderful desert to bring to a gathering.

    1. Thanks, it is also a very good keeper, perfect for weekends. Thanks for dropping by.

  5. I think my son would enjoy this cake very much.

  6. What a yummy looking and sounding cake!Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!

  7. Applesauce and spice chocolate chip cake looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.


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