“Reality is agreed upon hallucinations.”
I was looking for a recipe for applesauce cake, as I have a bit of applesauce in my cupboard. A long, boring story. All the recipes I found used unsweetened applesauce, and mine was sweetened. I told myself to simply cut down on the sugar. Thus, the sugar option in the list of ingredients.
Also, I never did find a recipe that contained applesauce and chocolate chips. I know that if my husband is going to eat this creation, as well as recognize my culinary genius, it had to have chocolate chips. Not a problem!
Finally, I settled upon a particular recipe as the basis for my creativity, as it is one of those dump-everything-into-a-bowl and stir kind of recipes. No whipping up sugar and butter and adding the other ingredients in a particular order. Dump, mix, and bake!
2 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar, depending on your applesauce
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1 1/2 t salt
3/4 t cinnamon
1/2 t clove
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup, more or less, chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch pan. I chose to cover the pan with foil and grease the foil. I’m into avoiding cleanup at all costs!
Combine all the ingredients. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for about an hour. I decided to check the cake after 45 minutes because I decided to bake the cake at 375 degrees. Rebel Grandma Baker! After 45 minutes the cake was done in the oven set at 375 degrees.
The cake is truly delicious. The addition of chocolate chips will insure its demise. The ease of the recipe will insure its subsequent appearances in our kitchen. Try it. You’ll like it!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.