This cake is so good. It has a full 2 cups of applesauce, but you don’t taste the apples so much as the cinnamon, cardamom and chocolate. It’s homey but exotic at the same time. Oh, and the pepper. Don’t leave that out because it adds a lot of character to the cake. First, you get all the spices and chocolate and then suddenly you taste pepper and the roof of your mouth heats up a little. In this case, the pepper taste came on at the end and was very pleasant. This cake might make for an interesting wine pairing. Or go the opposite route and eat it for breakfast. At any rate, it’s one I look forward to making again. Here’s the picture. Some cakes taste better the second day, but this cake tasted good on day one. I’m looking forward to having some tomorrow. By the way, cardamom and chocolate are both aphrodisiacs, so keep this in your files for Valentines’ Day too. Recipe is here.
P.S. You don’t even need a mixer for this one.