Rating: 4 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0

To garnish, sift powdered sugar over the top or dollop squares with whipped cream.

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2008


Recipe Summary

16 servings (serving size: 1 square)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through cloves) in a bowl, stirring well.

  • Combine sugar, oil, and egg in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until combined. Stir in molasses and applesauce.

  • Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; calories from fat 21%; fat 4g; saturated fat 0.4g; mono fat 2.2g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 32.5g; fiber 0.7g; cholesterol 13mg; iron 3mg; sodium 253mg; calcium 89mg.