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Applesauce Date Cake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

2  c  Flour (unsifted)
2  ts  Soda
1  t  Cinnamon
1/2  ts  Allspice
1/2  ts  Nutmeg
1/4  ts  Cloves
1/4  ts  Salt
2    Eggs
1  c  Lt. brown sugar (packd firm)
1/2  c  Butter (softened)
2  c  Applesauce (heated)
1  c  Dates (chopped)
3/4  c  Pecans (coarse-shopped)
    Butter frosting

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease well and flour a 9X9X2" pan. 2. Into large bowl, sift flour with soda, spices and salt. Add eggs, brown sugar, butter, and 1 cup hot applesauce; at low speed, beat just until the ingredients are combined. 3. At medium speed, beat 2 minutes longer, occasionally scraping the side of the bowl and guiding mixture into the beater with a rubber scraper. 4. Add remaining applesauce, dates, and walnuts; beat 1 minute. 5. Pour batter into pan. Bake 50 minutes OR UNTIL straw comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan.

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