When I was making this cake I really wanted it to have all the richness and the moisture that goes along with a traditional (gluten, non-vegan) chocolate cake. That moisture really comes out with the addition of applesauce, and the magic of mixing vinegar with a milk alternative. This recipe yields a super moist and rich cake, packed with the finest chocolate.
Our chocolate chili rub has been a longtime favorite for regulars, bringing a little sweet heat to a whole variety of dishes. It has cocoa, red pepper, garlic, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds for a sweet and salty kick with a rich chocolate flavor.
These are an addictively delicious snack and I agree wholeheartedly with Christina, don't make the mistake of reserving these only for the holidays! They make the perfect pocket snack for a day on the slopes. In fact, my first batch was devoured within seconds by a mob of hungry sledders this past weekend.