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Chocolate Applesauce Cake



  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Cream shortening with sugar until light and fluffy. Continue creaming while adding honey in a fine stream.
  2. Add vanilla extract. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  3. In a saucepan, combine applesauce, 1/4 cup honey and chocolate pieces. Heat slowly until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Sift dry ingredients together.
  6. Add alternately to creamed mixture with chocolate-applesauce mixture. Beat after each addition until smooth.
  7. Spoon into two 9-inch greased pans.
  8. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cakes test done in center.
  10. Cool on racks for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove from pans. Finish cooling on racks before frosting as desired.

Posted by Marla at Recipe Goldmine 9/20/2001 7:16 am.

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