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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 18
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, applesauce, sour cream, eggs and oil. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir into cake batter.
  • Transfer batter to a 9x13 pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top of cake. Bake for 42-45 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely. Cut into squares to serve.
  • Recipe can be halved & baked in an 8x8 square pan for 30-33 minutes.