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                          APPLE CAKE (KATHY COOKS)
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       tb           Butter or margarine
      1/4   c            Honey
      1/4   c            Date sugar
      1/4   ts           Cinnamon
    1       pn           Cloves
    1       pn           Nutmeg
    1                    Apple -- peeled, cored,
                         -- sliced about 1/8 thick
      1/4   c            Butter or margarine
    1       c            Pitted dates
      1/2   c            Water
      1/2   c            Raisins
      1/4   c            Chopped walnuts or pecans
    1 1/2   c            Whole wheat flour
    1       t            Baking soda
    1       t            Baking powder
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
   Melt first 2 ingredients together in a 9"-square cake
   pan by putting the pan with the ingredients into the
   oven as it is preheating.
   While the ingredients are melting, mix the next 4
   ingredients together and then mix them into the melted
   butter and honey.  Lay apple slices in the syrup to
   completely cover the bottom of the cake pan in an
   attractive way. (You may need more than one apple if
   you use a small one.)
   Fill a 1-cup measuring cup with pitted dates, but
   don't pack the dates into the cup.  With the dates in
   the cup, fill the cup with water, then pour both dates
   and water into a blender.  Add 1/2 cup more water into
   the blender.  Now blend till it forms a smooth, thick
   paste. Add the 1/4 cup butter or margarine and blend
   till totally whipped in. Put the blender mixture into
   a mixing bowl and add the last 5 dry ingredients. Mix
   just long enough to thoroughly blend in all the dry
   ingredients. Pour this batter on top of apple slices
   and spread evenly in the cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees
   for 35 to 40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in
   the middle of the cake comes out clean. When done,
   remove from oven and immediately turn the cake pan
   upside down to empty out onto a serving platter.
   Source: Kathy Cooks -- Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol (by
   Kathy Hoshijo) Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
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