This is the best recipe ever! My family and friends request it all the time. They rather have this cake then a store bought cake. It is very moist due to the applesauce. If the other reader had a dry cake she must of over baked it. I bake it for 43 min. but ovens vary, check ur cake at 35 min. I also serve it with ice cream. It balances out the rich cake. Mmmmm... delicious... so fudgy especially if servrd warm.