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COCOA APPLE CAKE



Decorate w/ a drizzle chocolate ganache or apple cider

icing or both!!
Very impressive when cooked in a decorative bundt pan!

1/2 cup applesauce
1 NRG egg replacement, prepared as directed
1 3/4 to 2 cups sugar
1 cup margerine
1/2 to 3/4 cup soymilk
1 Tbs vinegar or lemon juice
2 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbs cocoa powder
1 Tbs baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 cup chocolate bitties
2 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped small

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt or tube pan.

"Sour" soymilk by adding vinegar to milk, set aside
(it will foam up).
Sift together dry ingredients, in separate bowl:
flour, baking soda, cocoa, cinn. and allspice. Set
aside.

Whip margerine until fluffy. Add sugar and whip.
Add vanilla, NRG and applesauce. Continue whipping and
add 1/2 cup of soymilk, slowly.
Slowly add in dry ingrdients. If you add this slowly
enough, you do not have to overmix batter, and it will
become super-fluffy, like mousse! Go ahead and try to
resist eating the batter!
If batter is too dry, slowly add a bit more milk.
Fold in apples and choc. bits.

Pour or spoon batter into prepared pan, careful to not
deflate batter.
Cook at 325 for 60-70 mins, or until knife/ toothpick
comes out clean. Do not overbake. (The cake may seem
to fall in the center near the end of cooking time,
but its okay.)

When cooled, dust with powdered sugar, icing or
chocolate ganache drizzled.

Cider Icing
Mix 2 Tbs. apple cider w/ powdered sugar until able to
be drizzled over top.
or
Chocolate Ganache
Melt choc bits w/ a Tbs of margerine, drizzle over
top.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

As "Kitchen Buddha" at the local Unity (spiritual center), I will have to give this one a try on Birthday Sunday ... since my birthday is in November, I have been told that I am not allowed to do the cake & that someone else will do/bring the cake ... so, I won't be able to give you attendee feedback until after the first Sunday in December, but I will at that time.

Bookpapa

Anonymous said...

Yeah, don't google image search "chocolate bitties" without your safesearch on, kids

I'm assuming that's bittersweet chocolate chips?

meg said...

This was really tasty--kind of like a big apple brownie!

Ssssonya said...

Soooo tasty! I've always wondered how to make chocolate molten cake vegan, and I think this is it (minus the apple chunks and chocolate bits)! We don't have a bundt cake pan, so I just did it in my 9x13 pan.

faunablues said...

I quartered this recipe and made it in cupcake liners (I didn't want a whole cake!) and it was pretty tasty. I don't think it even needed the chocolate "bitties," and I accidentally dumped more allspice in than recommended (which I think was for the best). The tops got all crispy; I think this would also make good cookies.