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Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cake

This is an incredible tasting Bundt cake that has a little bit of everything -- chocolate, spices and fruit. It may sound like an odd mix of flavors, but everything comes together perfectly.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cake
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted
  • One 12-ounce bag semisweet-chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and spray a 12 cup Bundt pan with flour added spray (or grease and flour).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, cloves and pepper. Whisk in the applesauce, eggs, oil and melted butter. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs attached.
  • Transfer the pan to a rack and let the cake cool for 10 minutes, then invert it onto the rack and let cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • When cake is cool, sprinkle sift confectioners' sugar over the top.