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!

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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.

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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.

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The end result was pretty good, but I think I over cooked it a bit (going to shoot for 45 minutes next time).

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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 ;-)

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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 :)

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on November 15, 2009, in Dessert, products, recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love all the things you create…I wish I had a slice of cake =)

  2. That cake looks delicious! I love using applesauce in baking, it really helps to cut down on fat without sacrificing flavor or moisture. :)

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