I found this delicious recipe on Please Pass The Tofu’s blog yesterday afternoon and made them while cooking dinner. Using a stand mixer made these so easy to whip up. I made mine bigger so I played with the baking time (her recipe made 48).
Lil’ Chocolate Cake Bites
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup Earth Balance Buttery Stick, room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce (1 single serving tub)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 375° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Add the cocoa powder, butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer, beat on low until mixed, add in the vanilla and applesauce and beat until smooth on medium.
Whisk the dry ingredients together, add in slowly with the mixer on low, beat till mostly mixed in and then turn up to medium till just mixed.
Using a 1 Tablespoon disher make about 28 balls. Roll quickly in your hands to make smooth and put on the baking sheets.
Bake one sheet at a time, check at 10 minutes. They may need up to 13 minutes. Be careful to not overbake, they will look a bit wet (although to the touch they will be dry). They set up once cooled.