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Lekach (Honey Cake)

Author/Submitted by: Weight Watchers Magazine October 1996
Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

2  cups  whole-wheat pastry flour, less 2 Tablespoons
2  cups  white flour, less 2 Tablespoons
1 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
1  cup  firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2  teaspoons  ground cinnamon
1  teaspoon  ground ginger
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1/4  teaspoon  ground cloves
2  teaspoons  baking soda
1  cup  cinnamon applesauce
1  cup  honey
1/2  cup  egg substitute
1/4  cup  canola oil
1  tablespoon  orange zest
1  tablespoon  crystallized ginger
3/4  cup  dried currants
3/4  cup  coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 oF. Coat a 7 cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. In mixing bowl, sift together the two flours, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger, salt and cloves. In small bowl, stir baking soda into applesauce. Whisk in honey, egg substitute and oil; when blended, add zest, crystallized ginger, currants and walnuts. Pour into dry ingredients; stir until blended. Pour mixture into pan and bake until cake springs back when pushed gently with finger, about 1 hour. Cool cake completely in pan before turning onto a wire rack.

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