We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us. Getting most North Americans to eat the recommended five or more a day is another story. To up the count, mix fruits and vegetables into cookies, bars, quick breads, and other baked goods. It’s as easy as blending applesauce, prune (dried plum) purée, and raisins into this spice cake.
y i e l d : 13-by-9-inch cake s e r v i n g s : 24
s e r v i n g s i z e : 2J-by-2G-inch piece
w e i g h t m e a s u r e
Butter-flavored vegetable oil cooking spray 8 oz 1 c + 2 tbsp
Granulated sugar 6 oz 3/4 c
Unsweetened applesauce 4 oz 1/2 c
Prune purée (page 5) or prune baby food 4 oz 1/2 c
Large egg whites 2 1/2 oz 2
Large egg 2 oz 1
All-purpose flour 10 oz 2 1/4 c
Baking soda 1 1/2 tsp
Ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp
Ground cloves 1/4 tsp
Ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Baking powder 1/4 tsp
Firmly packed raisins 6 oz 1 c
Combine sugar, applesauce, prune purée, egg whites, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Beat until well blended.
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Mix until blended. Mix in raisins. Add dry ingredients into liquid ingredients and mix until just moist.
choice, if desired. Cut into 24 pieces and serve.
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