Applesauce Prune Cake
|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|
|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.