Fit Factor: Spice-Up Your Holiday Dessert Menu

Looking for a new healthy holiday dessert? This Applesauce Spice Cake has a delicious, spicy aroma and taste. It has less sugar and fat, and more fiber than most desserts. Treat it like a coffee cake to be served for brunch or for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dab of whipped cream.  It is very easy to make, too."applesauce_cake_FF

Applesauce Spice Cake

Mix together:

1 cup applesauce
¾ c brown sugar or 1 c brown sugar if the applesauce is unsweetened
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves

Sift these dry ingredients and add them to the applesauce mixture:

2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

Add to the mixture:
½ c raisins
½ c chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)Grease a small rectangular cake pan or 9″ round pan.  Spoon batter into it.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  When cool, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. Keeps well.