Vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake
The kind folks from Musselman’s sent me some of their applesauce to incorporate into a dish for my family to enjoy during the holidays.
I’m going to try out a few recipes until I find the best one, but I started things off with dessert!
One of my favorite uses for applesauce, besides eating it right out of the jar, is in cake recipes in place of oil and eggs. Especially now that I eat a vegan diet.
I used this recipe from About.com but made a few substitutions based on the ingredients I had on hand. I also used half the sugar the recipe called for, which I normally do as a rule.
The recipe called for the mixture to be poured into a Bundt pan but I kind of wish I had used a different one because it did not “rise” as much as I thought it would.
The end result was pretty good, but I think I over cooked it a bit (going to shoot for 45 minutes next time).
I also think this would taste a lot better with some icing, going to have to search for recipes on that! But I will say this, peanut butter works too ;-)
Overall though, this was a decent recipe and the applesauce was a good substitute to keep the cake lower in fat and calories. Plus I think my family would enjoy it too (and not even know it was vegan, ha ha).
I can’t wait to try another one :)