Sometimes we all just need to eat cake. And this chocolate chip applesauce cake is a fantastic option to satiate that craving.
The best part about this chocolate chip applesauce cake
It's chewy, moist, chocolatey goodness. It almost has a fall feel to it (kind of like this incredibly yummy and popular harvest bread recipe), but I couldn't help myself from sharing because it's one of those flavorful cakes packed with spice, that is wonderful to make and partake of all year long.
Tips for baking chocolate chip applesauce cake
Whatever you do, keep a watchful eye while baking this and do not overbake! They key to perfect chocolate chip applesauce cake is the texture, and dry cake can put a damper on the whole day! I bake mine anywhere from 22-25 minutes, but in higher altitudes your baking times may need to be a tad longer.
A good indicator this cake is finished is the golden brown appearance. It will be browned around the edges and a beautiful golden color on top. Insert a toothpick in the middle if you're stressed about whether it's still gooey in the middle. If it comes out clean, you're golden! Also worth noting: your cake will continue to bake after you remove it from the oven until it cools, so it's okay if it doesn't seem extra firm right away.
Isn't that a glorious sight to behold? It tastes even better than it looks!
I would like to thank my mother-in-law (and the Academy) for this wonder of a recipe. That woman knows her way around a kitchen! Like, she's up there next to Ina!
Also, you could say this chocolate chip applesauce cake is appeeling, but it's so much more than that, guys—it's delicious to the core!
Grab the recipe below and enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cake
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the baking soda into the applesauce. Add in the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla and blend well.
- Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a sifter. Slowly sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing lightly as you go. Blend on slow until everything is just mixed. Incorporate the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour the mixture into a greased and floured 9x13 baking pan.
- Bake on 350°F for 22-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Be sure to watch it and check with a toothpick, as you do not want to overbake the cake. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool until it is set, but still warm. Serve while warm, and enjoy!