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       Title: Apple Cake
  Categories: Bakery, Desserts, Cakes, Vegetarian
       Yield: 1 9“x9 cake
       2 tb Margarine
     1/4 c  Liquid sweetener
     1/4 c  Date sugar
     1/4 ts Cinnamon
       1 pn Cloves
       1 pn Nutmeg
       1 ea Apple, peeled, cored,
            -- sliced about 1/8 thick
     1/4 c  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 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Baking powder
   Preheat oven to 350F.
   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.
   Kathy Hoshijo, "Kathy Cook -- Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol  Posted by
   Karen Mintzias