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Gluten-Free Spice Cake

 Gluten-Free Spice Cake
A medley of seasonal spices fills this cake with mouthwatering flavor. You'll want to try it even if you don't follow a gluten-free diet! —Laura Fall-Sutton, North Chicago, Illinois
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup soy flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the applesauce, honey, eggs, oil and vanilla
  • until well blended. Combine the rice flour, soy flour, ginger,
  • cinnamon, baking powder, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice and
  • cloves; gradually beat into applesauce mixture until blended. Stir

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Gluten-Free Spice Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • in the walnuts, apricots and orange peel.
  • Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with
  • confectioners' sugar.
  • Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 249 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.