I got around to trying the Chocolate Cake Mix from Better Batter. I used the previous idea of subbing most of the oil for applesauce and it worked wonderfully, I subbed all of the oil, except one tablespoon of the oil with applesauce(natural, no sugar added). The cake was really delicious. I used lemon frosting! My only negative remark is that it's not actually very chocolatey tasting. I will probably add some cocoa to the mix in the future.