|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 60g||22%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 32g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Vegan chocoholics rejoice! You can have your cake and eat it too. This vegan, low-fat chocolate applesauce cake recipe uses applesauce instead of eggs or oil, making it nearly fat free and guilt free. Though it's a little bit heavier than other cakes, the generous amount of cocoa makes this vegan cake absolutely heavenly.
Do your loved ones' health a favor and make this recipe the next time you're in charge of cake for a birthday party or other celebration.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups applesauce
Steps to Make It
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Grease and flour a Bundt cake pan or 10-inch springform pan. Since this cake is a bit heavy, layered cake pans are not recommended.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add applesauce and mix well until batter is smooth. Pour contents into prepared baking pan.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until done.
- You can always tell when a cake is finished baking by sticking a toothpick in the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean—that is, not covered in batter— then your cake is done baking.
- Using applesauce in place of oil helps to reduce the amount of fat and calories in the cake. With its mild flavor, applesauce doesn't overpower the chocolate flavor of the cake.
- If you're not accustomed to baking with applesauce and you're nervous about the consistency of your cake, try a test run before a big event. A test run can ease your mind and help you feel confident bringing this healthier version along to a birthday party.