Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tasty Tuesday!

In all the giving that I've done to my church through the choir, offetories, Sunday School, and more, there is one thing that has made it all worthwhile. Aside from the obvious, of course.

One of my fellow choir member was in charge of the social hour a month or so ago and made the most delicious cake. And it was dairy free naturally without being switched up. We all loved it, and I made it again this weekend. Unfortunately, some people in my house thought it was good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so I didn't get any pictures of it!

It's really a great cake and so easy to throw together. Find this type of recipe and more with this week's Tempt My Tummy Tuesday with Blessed With Grace! I have found so many yummy recipes. I didn't manage to do it this week, but if I have time next week, I'll share my favorites that I've made so far.

Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cake

1/2 c oil
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 c applesauce
2 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
3 T cocoa powder
2 T sugar
1/2 c chopped nuts (which I would never put into a recipe because I simply don't do nuts)
1 c chocolate pieces (orrrrr possibly more if you accidentally spill some on the cake -- just accidentally, of course)

Mix the oil and the 1 1/2 c sugar. Beat in the eggs. Stir in cinnamon, salt, applesauce, baking soda and cocoa. Add the flou and mix until just moistened.

Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13x9 pan.

Sprinkle with 2 T sugar, nuts (or not), and chocolate pieces. You can lightly stir this in or leave on top. I tend to leave it on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. If it starts to brown too much on top, cover with foil -- but I've never found the need to do that.

If you really want to, you can serve it with a whipped cream garnish. Just sayin'....



Roxane April 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM  

Ummm that sounds yummy!

morninglight mama April 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM  

This sounds DELISH- and I'm pretty sure that we have all the ingredients already, so this may be a fun spring break cake for us. Just one question- how much applesauce goes in? I think that got mistakenly left off the ingredient list. :)

Kori April 7, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

Cake sounds yummy. I seen your comment over at Angie's. I can't find your email address maybe I just overlooked it.

Send me an email and I'll send your invite right over. cferswife@gmail.com

Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

I want to make this right now! In addition to the applesauce, how much baking soda is it? Thanks

septembermom April 7, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

Love that delicious combo! Have to try it soon. Thanks.

Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 10:55 AM  

Now in the oven! I guessed on the baking soda & applesauce (1/2 cup)

Angela April 7, 2009 at 11:33 AM  

Sounds great...but...um...is the applesauce included in the ingredients? I don't see it but it's entirely possible I'm missing it!

Heather April 7, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

Applesauce cakes are so good! I never made a chocolate one before, I'll have to try this out. THanks!

Hyacynth April 7, 2009 at 2:45 PM  

I have got to try an applesauce cake. I have been hearing about them for a few months, and my curiousity is sparked now.

Lynnette Labelle April 7, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

Sounds great! Thanks.

Lynnette Labelle

Irene April 7, 2009 at 5:30 PM  

MMMMM!!!! That sounds good!!! And I am SO with you - don't let the nuts get anywhere near my cake!!!!

Ryan Ashley Scott April 7, 2009 at 8:05 PM  

Oh my! I am thinking I could probably make this right now.. without a trip to the grocery.. mmmm...

Ryan Ashley Scott April 7, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

Oh, yeah - how much applesauce?

Live.Love.Eat April 7, 2009 at 8:58 PM  

Sounds aweeeeesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace April 7, 2009 at 9:34 PM  

That looks REALLY great. Thanks for sharing and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Brenda April 8, 2009 at 12:38 AM  

Looks good and low fat!

American Homemaker April 8, 2009 at 9:09 AM  

That looks sounds great! I love applesauce chocolate chip stuff!

Tami April 8, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

I have something for you on my blog!

Mom April 8, 2009 at 7:40 PM  

Yum Yum Yum so you are send one to me in the mail soon as a pregnancy care package, right??? LOL

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home April 9, 2009 at 3:04 AM  

How very yummy!

Michelle April 9, 2009 at 9:34 PM  

Roxane - Ohhh it is. It SO is :)

morninglight mama - Kudos to you for paying attention. Recipe is now updated with ALL the incredients.

Kori - Yep, totally yummy. And thanks for the invite. I haven't had a chance to get to it yet, but I will!

Cam - Nice eagle eyes! I'm impressed. And yes, I have the correct ingredients now.

septembermom - totally delicious. And vaguely healthy, too!

Angela - See, this is why I don't post when I'm exhausted. It never ends well!

Hyacinth - They're good and ohhhh so moist. I'm definitely making this again this weekend!

Lynette - You're welcome. I hope you enjoy.

Irene - The only nuts allowed in my house are pine nuts for my granola. And Angela's salad :)

RAS - You can make it without a trip to the grocery store, but I suppose you need to know the ingredients, huh?

Live.Love.Eat - Yep, that about sums it up!

Lisa - It is. Defintely go for it!

Brenda - Yep, low fat. Not necessarily totally low calorie, but low fat!

The American Homemaker - It is a great combo, isn't it? I think I'm doing some baking tomorrow!

tt millers - Thanks! I appreciate it.

Steph - Umm yeah. I'll get right on it. Somehow I don't think it would make it there in one piece!

Jerri - Yep, that seems to be the verdict around here :)

morninglight mama April 10, 2009 at 1:09 PM  

Thanks for the update, Michelle! I even emailed myself this direct link to go back and check-- I think this will be need to be made next week as a celebratory dessert when (if??) our home improvement projects get finished!! (We're currently in the middle of Day 2 of 5, and running just a little behind schedule... ugh...)

Thanks for the delicious sounding recipe!

Michelle April 10, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

morninglight mama - Of course! Good luck with the home improvements. I don't envy you the work on those :)

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