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Monday, December 6, 2021

Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake

You will want to make this moist, delicious, spicy Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake right away. It is perfect to share with family and friends, for holidays or any day!


We have been enjoying Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake for years. I won't lie, the first time I made it, it came out of the bundt pan in pieces. Delicious to eat, a mess to look at! Because it is a challenge to remove from the bundt pan, I came up with a solution. Because who wants to work hard at making a cake that is not picture perfect and ready to serve to family and friends? 

This is one of the first recipes of our family favorites that I made using whole wheat flour. And I have to tell you if anything it is more delicious in whole grain form! Moist, tender, and delicious. There was only one thing to do, share Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake, with all your you...plus this cake needs no mixer! Mix by hand, layer the batter, and bake. 

This recipe as written makes a full-sized bundt cake. Perfect for anytime you need and want cake! Like holidays, and family gatherings. Because Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake is so moist, feel free to make it up the day before. And like most desserts that I share, while it is delicious all on its own, a little whipped cream ( or ice cream!) is perfect on the side. 

Some thoughts on this recipe:

Do follow the instructions for layering the cake batter, you will thank me later when the cake comes out in one piece. 

Do not be concerned about the flavor combination of spice and chocolate. I wasn't certain I would like it, but once I tasted this cake, I was sold. 

And lastly, put in the fresh ground black pepper!

If you think you would like a smaller version, you will find Applesauce Spice Chocolate Chip Cake is just what you are looking for!


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • butter
  • oil
  • applesauce
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  • dry cocoa
  • baking soda
  • cardamon
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • cloves
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • chocolate chips
You will also need the following:
  • bundt pan
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing spoon
  • silicone spatula
  • large-sized saucepan
  • medium-sized mixing bowl
  • soup ladle
Now we are ready to begin!




Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake

adapted from: Nobel Pig
350-degree oven

1 stick butter
1/2 c oil
2 c applesauce
2 eggs
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar

2 3/4 c whole wheat pastry flour 
1 T dry cocoa
2 t soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t cardamom
1 t salt
1/4-1/2 t ground cloves, if you love cloves use the larger measure
1/4-1/2 t fresh ground pepper, (don't leave this out), if you love heat, use the full measure

2 c chocolate chips

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, set the saucepan aside for the butter and the pan to cool.



In a medium-sized bowl combine the whole wheat flour, cocoa, soda, spices, and salt. Whisk to mix well. 

When the butter has cooled, add the oil, applesauce, and sugar. Mix well. 

Add the dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture, stirring until smooth. Make sure there are no dry pockets or wet pockets, remaining in the batter.

Prepare the bundt pan for baking, by buttering and flouring the inside surface.

Using a ladle, add 2 ladles of the cake batter to the bottom of the bundt pan. Pick up the pan, tilt, and rotate to evenly coat the bottom of the pan with the cake batter. 



Stir the chocolate chips into the remaining batter in the mixing bowl.

Spoon the batter evenly into the bundt pan (Important: Do not pour, this might disturb the plain batter and allow chocolate chips to sink to the bottom of the pan.). Trust me on this tip...

Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done in your oven. This cake should have a little "pulling away" from the side of the pan, as evidence that it is completely baked. 

Remove from oven, let cool in the pan for 15 - 20 minutes. Carefully loosen the cake edges from the pan, turn out onto a wire rack, or clean toweling to cool.

Let cool completely before Sprinkling a bit of powdered sugar over the top.  


Storage options for Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or in a cake stand and store for up to three days at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for a longer storage time. You may freeze this cake, do expect some change in texture when thawed. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:


Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake
adapted from: Nobel Pig
350-degree oven

1 stick butter
1/2 c oil
2 c applesauce
2 eggs
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar

2 3/4 c whole wheat pastry flour 
1 T dry cocoa
2 t soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t cardamom
1 t salt
1/4-1/2 t ground cloves, if you love cloves use the larger measure
1/4-1/2 t fresh ground pepper, (don't leave this out), if you love heat, use the full measure

2 c chocolate chips

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, set the saucepan aside for the butter and the pan to cool.

In a medium-sized bowl combine the whole wheat flour, cocoa, soda, spices, and salt. Whisk to mix well. 

When the butter has cooled, add the oil, applesauce, and sugar. Mix well. 

Add the dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture, stirring until smooth. Make sure there are no dry pockets or wet pockets, remaining in the batter.

Prepare the bundt pan for baking, by buttering and flouring the inside surface.

Using a ladle, add 2 ladles of the cake batter to the bottom of the bundt pan. Pick up the pan, tilt, and rotate to evenly coat the bottom of the pan with the cake batter. 

Stir the chocolate chips into the remaining batter in the mixing bowl.

Spoon the batter evenly into the bundt pan (Important: Do not pour, this might disturb the plain batter and allow chocolate chips to sink to the bottom of the pan.). Trust me on this tip...

Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done in your oven. This cake should have a little "pulling away" from the side of the pan, as evidence that it is completely baked. 

Remove from oven, let cool in the pan for 15 - 20 minutes. Carefully loosen the cake edges from the pan, turn out onto a wire rack, or clean toweling to cool.

Let cool completely before Sprinkling a bit of powdered sugar over the top.  


Storage options for Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or in a cake stand and store for up to three days at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for a longer storage time. You may freeze this cake, do expect some change in texture when thawed. 

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  1. This sounds so delicious! with just the right amount of sweetness!

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  2. YUM!! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 63. Pinned and/or shared!

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  3. I love spice cake and am always happy to get a new version to try.

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    1. I hope you give this a try, it is lovely. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

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  4. This cake sounds so good and looks so rich and moist! Thanks for sharing at the Lazy Gastronome's What's for Dinner party. Have a fabulous rest of the week!

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks for being a part of What's For Dinner Link-up!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at the Homestead Blog Hop last week l!

    Blessings,
    Laurie
    Ridge Haven Homestead
    Homestead Blog Hop

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