Friday, February 15, 2013

President's Day food: Abraham Lincoln Cake

I made this fun Abraham Lincoln cake last year for my daugther's preschool class. As far as cakes go, it's pretty healthy (whole-wheat flour, low-fat, not a ton of sugar) and pretty yummy too. Plus, it was a big hit for their President's Day celebration!

Spiced Apple Cake

2 c. whole-wheat flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
 6 oz. chopped dates
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. applesauce, apple butter, or pear butter 
1/2 c. apple juice
2 eggs
6 Tbsp. oil
2 apples, cored & grated
1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.
2. Combine together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Then mix in the dates and make a well in the center.
3. Mix the sugar and applesauce together in a bowl. Gradually stir in the apple juice. Add to the dry ingredients with the eggs, oil and grated apples. Mix thoroughly.
4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake pan, bake for 60-65 minutes or until done. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.
5. To add the outline of Abe Lincoln (or whatever you want), download a silhouette from the internet, cut it out, lay it on your cake and sprinkle powdered sugar all around it. The remove your stencil and voila, you have a cake. :)

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