Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and baking powder into a large bowl.
In a second bowl, combine the sugar, applesauce, vanilla, oil, egg, orange zest and orange juice. Mix well.
Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Spray a bread loaf pan with cooking spray.
Pour batter into the loaf pan, then put in the oven and cook for 25-35 minutes. Check the doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center, if it comes out clean, you’re good (if there’s batter on the toothpick, back for another 2-4 minutes.)
Remove bread from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5-8 minutes.
Remove the loaf from the pan, by turning it upside down. Place loaf on a wire rack to continue cooling.
Combine all frosting ingredients in a bowl.
Slowly pour the frosting over the loaf. If it drizzles down the side, that works, I think it looks cool.
That’s all! Slice into 1 inch potions and enjoy!