This Not-So-Guilty Almond Joy Trifle is a perfect potluck dessert that you can enjoy without the guilt!
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
Butter an 9x13 (or larger, depending on how thin you want your brownie cubes) baking dish; line with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.
In a small bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, stir together sugar, applesauce, and egg.
Place butter and chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water (or double boiler); stir until melted. Pour chocolate mixture into sugar mixture; mix well. Slowly stir in flour mixture and only mix until incorporated. Add chopped almonds. Pour into pan.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 35 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Use parchment to lift cake from pan and cut into small cubes. Let cool.
Adapted from Martha Stewart (Brownies)