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Chocolate Applesauce Cake is a favorite recipe from my childhood. Mum would have a piece with a cup of coffee in the afternoon and if we were home, we got a treat, too. You can leave the cocoa out if you want plain applesauce cake. I remember Mum sometimes sprinkling a bit of sugar on the top before baking.

If you’d like to make this into a round cake you can use two 8″ rounds. The cakes will be thin. They’re beautiful served with powdered sugar. I don’t put the layers together. If you decide you want to you could use a nice thick jam between the layers.

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Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Chocolate Applesauce Cake is quick to mix up and bake. If you need a dessert or treat in an hour, this is it.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword applesauce, cake, dessert, On The Fire
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author Robin Follette


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups chocolate chips 1 cup mixed in, one cup on top


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Mix the wet ingredients together.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients and then add in one cup of chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a sprayed 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Top with the other cup of chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350° for 34 to 40 minutes.