1 cup sugar
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, combine applesauce, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
Add flour mixture and stir just until combined.
Spoon batter into muffin cups.
Bake for 25 minutes or until center springs back when touched.
Immediately remove and cool on a wire rack. WARNING: Cupcakes will be HOT!