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Chocolate Cake Balls Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This chocolate cake ball recipe uses applesauce and no eggs and makes moist little cake balls that are the very best eaten the day they are made.


1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar to coat

Makes about 48 cake balls


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Line a couple of baking tray with parchment paper.

Beat together cocoa powder, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in apple sauce and vanilla.

in a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix till well incorporated.

Form dough into balls and place onto prepared baking tray. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool. Coat with confectioners sugar and serve.

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