Applesauce Cake

contributed by Laura Thompson

1 and 1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup shortening ( I have no idea if you could sub butter–I went ahead and used shortening)

2 eggs

2 c applesauce

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 c flour

1/2 t ground cloves

1 t cinnamon

1 t salt

1 t vanilla

1 c nuts (optional, I didn’t use them)


Cream sugar and shortening together

add eggs and beat until blended

add applesauce alternately with the dry ingredients until well blended

bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, depending on the GREASED pan you use. (I did 2 9 inch rounds, and I should have only left them in for 25 min…I did 30 and it was just a tad bit too much)


Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

contributed by Laurel Turner

1 cup all purpose flour (I used unbleached)
1 cup white whole wheat flour (regular whole wheat flour would work)
1/2 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1-1/8 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 large egg, beaten
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup apple sauce
1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini (not packed)

Preheat oven to 325°.
Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
Add chocolate chips and gently mix to combine.
In a medium bowl, mix egg, vanilla, melted butter, apple sauce and zucchini. Add to flour mixture and stir until blended. Pour batter into a large 9×5 inch loaf pan