Fig Spice Cake

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This is a moist, flavorful cake to enjoy without guilt.

Remove stems from figs, cut up, and soak for 1 hour:
1 cup cut-up figs
1 cup hot water

Measure into bowl:
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup water from soaking figs

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9" x 9" pan.

Add to the wet ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Stir, adding the figs. Pour into the pan and bake 45-50 minutes, until cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Cool. Cut into nine squares. Dust with at sprinkle of confectioners sugar if desired.

Recipe from Holiday Diet Cookbook by Dorothy R. Bates.

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