packed light brown sugar
⅓ cup(s), softened
whole wheat flour
white chocolate chips
½ cup(s), finely chopped
unsalted pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9- X 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Add eggs and blend thoroughly. Add applesauce and blend. Add both flours, baking soda and salt; blend until just incorporated. Mix in chips with a wooden spoon.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan and decorate with walnut halves, one for each serving of cake. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for about 15 minutes in pan and then remove to a wire rack to continuing cooling. Cut into 24 squares. Yields 1 square per serving.