|¼ cup||Unsalted butter, softened|
|½ cup||Packed brown sugar|
|1½ cup||All-purpose flour|
|1 teaspoon||Unsweetened cocoa powder|
|½ teaspoon||Baking powder|
|½ teaspoon||Baking soda|
|¼ teaspoon||Ground nutmeg|
|¾ cup||Dates, chopped|
|½ cup||Icing sugar|
|2 teaspoons||Orange juice|
In bowl, beat butter with sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves and salt; stir in dates. Fold flour mixture into butter mixture alternately with applesauce [use unsweetened applesauce for best flavour.], making 3 additions of dry and 2 of applesauce.
Spread in greased 8-inch square cake pan; Bake in 350F 180C oven for 30 minutes or until tester inserted into centre comes out clean. Let cool completely on rack.
Topping: In small bowl, whisk together icing sugar and orange juice; drizzle over cake. Cut into bars.
[Bars can be covered and stored in refrigerator for up to 4 days or frozen in airtight container for up to 1 month.] 24 bars for $3.85 CDN [Apr 95] Per bar: about 85 calories, 1 g protein, 2 g fat, 15 g carbohydrate
Source: Canadian Living magazine, Apr 95 Presented in article by Daphna Rabinovitch: "Bars & Squares: blissful Bites" [-=PAM=-] PA_Meadows@...
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