Chocolate Cake

16 servings


  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Non stick cooking spray
Chocolate Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix applesauce, oil, vinegar, vanilla, and water.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix. Batter will be thin.
  5. Coat a 9 inch square pan with non stick cooking spray. Pour batter into greased pan.
  6. Bake on middle rack of oven until center is firm and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. This will be about 30 40 minutes.

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