1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
2 Mix sugar, applesauce, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Gradually stir in flour mixture until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each of 15 paper-lined muffin cups.
3 Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out with fudgy crumbs. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack.