Applesauce Cake

This moist, spiced cake is easy to make and vegan, too.

1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup {maple syrup}, brown syrup, or agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon ground {cinnamon}
1/4 teaspoon ground {nutmeg}
1/4 teaspoon ground {cloves}
1/4 teaspoon powdered {ginger}
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a 10-inch round cake pan or 8- or 9-inch square baking pan.

Beat oil, maple syrup, and vanilla together until smooth. Stir in applesauce, raisins, and walnuts. In separate bowl, sift remaining ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend. Dough will be stiff.

Spread into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes, or until cake pulls away from edges of pan and knife inserted in center comes out dry. Cool on rack.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 15-20 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: 12

Recipe By: Cathe Olson

From:  The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook
Used with permission of Goco Publishing

Chef Suggestions
Serve cake plain or with whipped tofu topping. It's also delicious frosted.