Friday, June 4, 2010

Celebrate Applesauce Cake Day

The people who come up with some of these "holidays" must have some serious free time on their hands. However bizarre they may be, I enjoy seeing what different days are going on. Today we celebrate Applesauce Cake Day.

Chocolate Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cake

1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups applesauce
1/2 bag chocolate chips
1 cup powdered sugar

Cream together 1-1/2 cups sugar, shortening, and eggs. Sift in flour, salt, cocoa, baking soda and cinnamon. Add the applesauce and stir together.

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan. Pour batter into the pan. Sprinkle the batter with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and chocolate chips.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Mix approximately 1 cup powdered sugar and 1/4 cup water to make a very soupy glaze. Allow cake to cool slightly before glazing.

*The original recipe said to glaze it right away while the cake was still hot, but I found that the glaze just sorta melted and ran off the top to the sides so it would probably be better to wait until the cake is slightly cooled before glazing it.

Oops! How did that picture get in here? You weren't supposed to see that.

1 comment:

  1. I had a piece of that it was yummy :)... I didn't know you made it...