Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Today We made Chocolate Applesauce Cake!

This recipe is from Food & Drink magazine, Autumn 2007.

1/2C vegetable oil, 1 3/4C sugar, 1t vanilla, 3 eggs, separated, 2 1/2C flour, 1/2C cocoa, 1 1/2t baking soda, 1t salt, 1 1/2C unsweetened applesauce

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 2 9″ cake pans. Beat oil, 1 CUP sugar, vanilla and egg yolks until well blended. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 3/4C sugar while beating, until soft peaks form. In separate bowl, sift dry ingredients. Gradually add to oil mixture alternately with applesauce, starting and finishing with dry. Fold in whites. Divide evenly between prepared pans, spreading to level. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cakes cool completely in pans.