Apple Cheese Squares
|Unbleached all purpose flour||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Whole wheat flour||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Packed brown sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cardamom||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Unsweetened applesauce||1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)|
|Reduced-calorie margarine||5 Tablespoon, cut up|
|Frozen orange juice concentrate||1 Tablespoon|
|Part skim ricotta cheese||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Unsweetened applesauce||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Frozen orange juice concentrate||2 Teaspoon|
In large mixing bowl, combine unbleached flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg.
Add applesauce, margarine, egg and orange juice concentrate.
Beat at low speed of electric mixer until blended, scraping bowl constantly.
Beat at medium speed for 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently.
Spread batter into 9-inch square baking dish.
Shield corners of dish with triangles of foil.
Place dish on saucer in oven.
Microwave at 50% (Medium) for 6 minutes, rotating dish after half the time.
Increase power to High.
Microwave for 4 1/2 to 6 minutes longer, or until center springs back when touched lightly and no uncooked batter remains on the bottom.
Let stand on counter for 10 minutes.
In small mixing bowl, blend all topping ingredients until smooth.
Spread evenly over cooled cake.
Cut into squares.