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Vegan Low-Fat Chocolate Applesauce Cake

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Vegan Low-Fat Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Jolinda Hackett
This low-fat and vegan cake recipe uses applesauce instead of eggs or oil, making it nearly fat-free and guilt-free! Though its a little bit heavier than other cakes, the generous amount of cocoa makes this vegan cake absolutely heavenly. If this applesauce cake doesn't sound like the recipe you're looking for, try checking out my dozens of other vegan cake recipes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. Note: You can use other cake pans, but because 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.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, until done. You can always tell that 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 cakes is done baking.

Frost, if desired, and enjoy!

Nutritional Information (from Calorie Count):
Makes 8 fat-free cake slices.
Calories per slice: 242, Calories from Fat: 7
Total Fat: 0.8g, 1% RDA
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0% RDA
Sodium 390mg, 16%
Total Carbohydrates: 56.9g, 19%
Dietary Fiber: 2.5g, 10%
Protein: 4.0g
Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 1%, Iron 11%

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 4 out of 5
A little adds a lot, Guest Maria Nissen

Like other readers, I found that this cake needed a little tweaking. I also increased the cocoa to 1/2 cup. From another recipe I learned that texture is improved when you heat up the applesauce and then add the 2 tsp of baking soda and immediately add these wet ingredients to the dry ones. I also add orange zest to the applesauce mixture when heating and the added orange flavor makes the difference for me of whether this is a 2.5 star recipe or a 4 star. I don't give 5 stars that easily so 4 stars for me is a good rating. :-)

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