cup canola oil
1 cup hot water
2 cups whole meal flour (available in health food stores or use whole wheat)*
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon melted butter 3 medium apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
In a saut pan, melt the butter and cook the apples gently. Grease a 9×12 cake pan. Layer the apples in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the top of the apples.
In a small bowl, beat together the canola oil, applesauce, egg and molasses. Set aside. In a large bowl, stir together the whole meal flour, cinnamon, ginger and baking soda. Mix in the molasses mixture, then stir in the one cup of hot water. Pour the batter on top of the apples. Bake in a 350 oven until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes. Let cool on a rack, then invert the cake onto a platter. Cut the cake into 12 or 16 pieces.
*Whole meal flour is made by grinding grain and contains the germ and bran of the wheat. It can often be purchased in health food stores, or you may substitute whole-wheat flour.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (12 pieces per cake): 220 calories, 4 grams protein, 39 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fat (0 grams trans fat), 179mg sodium, 4 grams fiber.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (16 pieces per cake): 165 calories, 3 grams protein, 29 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fat (0 grams trans fat), 134mg sodium, 3 grams fiber.