Deborah Vogts ~ What’s Cooking?

I LOVE sharing recipes. Here is an old family favorite–my grandma made this when I was a girl and we still love it.

Chocolate Applesauce Cake


1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups applesauce

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

2 tablespoons cocoa

Topping: 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In mixing bowl, cream together sugar and shortening.
Add eggs, vanilla and applesauce until mixed well.
In small bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa.
Add to creamed mixture and stir until well blended.
Pour into a greased oblong cake pan.
Sprinkle cake with topping ingredients.
Bake for 35 minutes or until cake is set. Yummy.

Mmmm…I can almost smell this one cooking :) Thanks Deborah!

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4 Responses to Deborah Vogts ~ What’s Cooking?

  1. southeastcountrywife

    hmmm, i've been thinking of baking something…think i might go bake this!! i don't think i've got any pecans but maybe i can find a substitue or do without… :)

  2. Sounds delicious! My mom used to make a chocolate applesauce cake, and I don't have the recipe. I'll try yours, Deborah!

  3. Hi Rel. Thanks for posting my recipe here. As for substitutes, english walnuts would probably work well. It really is a tasty recipe. I like not having to ice it. 😉 Blessings to you & your readers!

  4. Cool new idea! I love it!

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