This gluten-free, vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake is a delicious, easy, allergy-friendly dessert… or breakfast. 
 
his gluten-free, vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake is a delicious, easy, allergy-friendly dessert… or breakfast.

The perfect pregnancy… meal.

I’m not going to lie. When I first came up with this Chocolate Applesauce Cake 5 years ago I was pregnant with my 3rd daughter. The all-day morning sickness was bad and I was about to be put on bed rest for the last trimester of my pregnancy. This cake was all I could handle for breakfast. And lunch. And sometimes dinner.
 
his gluten-free, vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake is a delicious, easy, allergy-friendly dessert… or breakfast.

Happy birthday, baby.

Fast forward one crazy hard labor, and 5 loud and dramatic years, and my little bundle of joy announced that for her upcoming birthday she wanted a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I knew just what cake to make.
 
Gluten-free, vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake. After all, it’s practically what nourished her in the womb, so why not? 
 
And it went over a whole lot better than last year’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. Not that it wasn’t insanely delicious, I just made the unknowing mistake of frosting it with whipping cream. Apparently she doesn’t like whipping cream. 
 
his gluten-free, vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake is a delicious, easy, allergy-friendly dessert… or breakfast.

Guilt-free chocolate goodness.

This Chocolate Applesauce Cake is quite easy to whip up, and is completely allergy-friendly, too! Even though I frosted it with a rich chocolate buttercream frosting for these pictures, I usually just make it with a simple chocolate frosting. It can be baked in two cake pans for a layer cake, or in a 13×9 inch dish for a sheet cake. Either way, it’s delicious!
 
It’s not too sweet, either, so there’s no guilt in eating it whenever the heck you want. I mean, how could there be guilt when you’re basically just eating applesauce? 😉
 
his gluten-free, vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake is a delicious, easy, allergy-friendly dessert… or breakfast.

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Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Free from gluten, eggs, and dairy.

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and dust with cocoa.

In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl combine applesauce and vanilla.

Add to dry and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes.

Set to cool while preparing frosting.

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Frosting

Free of gluten, eggs, and dairy.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. evaporated cane juice
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c. dairy-free milk (I like to use my homemade coconut milk)
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Instructions

In small saucepan, whisk together sugar and cocoa.

Add milk, stir until smooth and heat to boiling.

Boil for about a minute, stirring constantly so it doesn’t burn.

Remove from heat, add vanilla and beat until thickened.

Pour and spread over cooled cake and sprinkle with walnuts.

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