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Applesauce Prune Cake

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  Whole wheat flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unbleached white flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pitted prunes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), slightly warmed
  Molasses 3 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Grated lemon rind 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsweetened applesauce 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Thick)

Preheat oven to 325 °F.
Butter a 12 X 7 (or 8) X 2-inch baking pan.
Into a medium-size bowl, sift together whole wheat flour, unbleached white flour, baking soda, and spices.
Cut prunes into pieces.
Place prunes and walnuts, if desired, into a small bowl, and mix with 1 tablespoon flour mixture.
In a large bowl, beat oil, honey, and molasses together until well blended.
Beat in egg and lemon rind.
Stir in applesauce.
Mix in dry ingredients until just blended.
Fold in prune mixture.
Spoon batter into prepared pan, and bake for 45 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean and dry.

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