3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, plus
1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.Preheat oven to 350°.
2.In a bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
3.In a second bowl stir together remaining ingredients.
4.Pour water mixture over flour mixture and,.
5.Stir until batter is smooth.
6.Pour into a nonstick 12 hole muffin tin coated with cooking spray.
7.Filling until half full.
8.Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.
9.Remove from oven.
10.Let stand 5 minutes then turn out onto rack to cool.