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5 Delicious 300-calorie Desserts

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Vegan Chocolate Applesauce Cake
Applesauce makes a good low-fat stand-in for oil or eggs.
Applesauce makes a good low-fat stand-in for oil or eggs.
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In baking, you can make many recipes lower in calories by making simple substitutions. Applesauce makes an excellent replacement for oil or eggs. Besides reducing fat, the applesauce makes the cake quite moist as well.

The following cake recipe uses applesauce in lieu of both oil and eggs -- which also makes the cake vegan. You'll never miss the extra fat! This moist chocolate cake comes in at under 200 calories a slice, and makes 10 servings.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)

Add 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce and mix until the batter is smooth. Grease and flour a cake pan and pour batter into pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.


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