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Hillbilly's Chocolate Applesauce Cake

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“I found this on Hillbilly Housewife's website. It is very moist and tasty! It would taste good with a number of frostings, including a cream cheese frosting. I tried it with store-bought frosting, as well as just plain with icecream and/or hot fudge.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup butter or 34 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 12-2 cups sugar (I used 1.5C, and it's not super sweet. I think 2C would very good)
  • 2 medium eggs or 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 cup buttermilk (I reconsitituted dried buttermilk) or 12 cup yogurt (I reconsitituted dried buttermilk) or 12 cup sour milk (I reconsitituted dried buttermilk)
  • 1 12 cups applesauce
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 13 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 12 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and oil a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. With a mixer or whisk, combine sugar and melted butter.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Beat well until creamy.
  4. Beat in applesauce and buttermilk/yogurt/sour milk.
  5. Add salt, baking soda, cocoa, and flour. I sifted all of the dried ingredients onto parchment paper, then added it slowly to my mixer while it was stirring. This helped inhibit clumps from forming. Otherwise, mix it for a couple of minutes to make it smooth (200 strokes if mixing it by hand).
  6. Pour batter into oiled baking dish. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool before spreading icing on top.

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