Fat Free Applesauce Spice Cake Or Gingerbread

From the kitchen of: Tami Putney.

  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup flour (I use whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 2 tsp. ginger (optional)

Combine the molasses and applesauce in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and stir into the liquid. (If the batter seems very dry, add a little more applesauce or a little water.) Bake in a nonstick or pan-sprayed 8*8-inch baking pan, in a 350 degree oven, for 30-45 minutes or until it tests done.

The optional gingermakes an acceptable gingerbread. I have also had success leaving out the ginger and adding 3 or 4 tablespoons of cocoa (I guess you could use carob) to make a tasty but not very sweet or rich chocolate cake. If you use cocoa you might need to add extra sweetening, but that depends on your taste.

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Orange Marmalade Gingerbread

From the kitchen of: Lisa

  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour 3 tblsp shortening
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp ginger 4 tblsp boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Stir flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt together. Cream shortening, add egg and mix well. Add molasses and marmalade and beat thoroughly. Add sifted dry ingredients and hot water alternately in small amounts, beating well after each addition. Pour into greased 8×8 inch pan and bake at 350 F for 35-45 minutes.

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