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Chocolate Applesauce Cake

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Makes:12 servings

Adding applesauce makes this cake extremely moist, and you won’t believe how delicious it tastes with chocolate too. Serve sprinkled with chocolate chips and walnuts.


2 cups 500 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup 50 mL cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp 7 mL baking soda
1/2 tsp 2 mL salt
1/2 cup 125 mL butter, softened
1 1/2 cups 375 mL granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 cups 500 mL unsweetened applesauce
1 cup 250 mL semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup 175 mL chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9” x 13” (3.5L) baking pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Tip

    Have your kids get the pan ready for the batter. Do they know why you have to grease the pan or line it with parchment paper? It makes it easy to lift the cake out of the pan once it’s finished baking.

  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium mixing bowl. Stir well to blend.
  4. Cream butter and sugar together in large bowl beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Tip

    With a little help from you, let your kids place the butter and sugar in the bowl of the electric mixer while it’s turned off. Have them stand back and watch to see how the sugar disappears as it mixes together with the butter.

  6. Add half of dry mixture to wet ingredients. Add applesauce and then remaining dry mixture. Beat after each addition.
  7. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and walnuts.
  8. Tip

    Once the batter is poured into the pan, give your kids a spatula and have them spread it. They’ll love sprinkling the chocolate chips and nuts over the batter too.

  9. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack.


  • dry measuring cup
  • liquid measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • 9” x 13” (3.5L) baking pan
  • medium mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon or spatula
  • large mixing bowl
  • hand held or electric stand mixer
  • wire cooling rack

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