Spiced Chocolate Applesauce Cake Recipe

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Spiced Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Darlene Castro

By
@LadySorrow



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Ingredients

2 1/2 c
flour, sifted
1/2 c
cocoa
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1 tsp
salt
3/4 c
vegetable shortening
2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
applesauce
1 c
buttermilk
1/3 c
water, boiling

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

2 oz
chocolate, unsweetened
1/2 c
powdered sugar, well sifted
1/4 c
butter, softened
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 large
egg white
1 c
powdered sugar, well sifted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
2
Cream together the shortening and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer at medium speed; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3
Blend in vanilla and applesauce.
4
Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
5
Beat in boiling water - (Batter should be thick.)
6
Pour batter into greased and waxed paper-lined 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; bake in preheated 350 oven for 1 hour or until cake tests done.
7
Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack.
8
Remove from pan; cool on rack.
9
When cake is cooled, spread with Chocolate Fluff Frosting and cut in squares.
10
CHOCOLATE FLUFF FROSTING: Melt chocolate over hot water; cool to room temperature.
11
Blend together confectioners' sugar, butter, melted chocolate and vanilla in a bowl and beat until smooth.
12
In another bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form, using an electric mixer at high speed.
13
Gradually beat in 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until egg white mixture is glossy and stiff.
14
Fold in chocolate mixture into the beaten egg whites.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy