Date:    Thu, 22 Jul 93 16:52:47 PDT
 From:    Jane Colman <>
 1/2 cup molasses
 1 cup applesauce
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1/2 tsp. cloves
 1 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 tsp. baking soda
 1 3/4 cup flour (I use whole wheat pastry flour)
 2 tsp. ginger (optional)
 Combine the molasses and applesauce in a large bowl.  Combine remaining
 ingredients and stir into the liquid.  (If the batter seems very dry,
 add a little more applesauce or a little water.)  Bake in a nonstick
 or pan-sprayed 8*8-inch baking pan, in a 350 degree oven, for 30-45
 minutes or until it tests done.
 The optional ginger makes an acceptable gingerbread.  I have also had
 success leaving out the ginger and adding 3 or 4 tablespoons of cocoa
 (I guess you could use carob) to make a tasty but not very sweet or
 rich chocolate cake.  If you use cocoa you might need to add extra
 sweetening, but that depends on your taste.