Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour an 8-inch square baking dish.
Mix together butter, sugar, applesauce, eggs and vanilla.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl. Add to applesauce mixture; stir to combine. Stir in pecans.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25-30
minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool
in the pan on a wire rack. Slice into squares.
Yield: 16 servings