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DDJ-- Old Maid Cake, 04-11-12  DDJ
 Apr 11, 2012 18:31 PDT 


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Old Maid Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons stick margarine, melted
2 tablespoons stick margarine
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 medium pears(about 1 pound)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
Pear slices (optional)

Preheat oven to 375F.

Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Combine buttermilk,
egg substitute, molasses, and 2 tablespoons melted margarine in a bowl;
stir well. Add to flour mixture, stirring until smooth.

Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Stir in 1/3
cup brown sugar; cook over medium heat 1 minute. Remove from heat;
sprinkle with walnuts.

Peel and core pears. Cut each in half lengthwise. Cut each half into
thin slices, cutting to, but not through, stem end. Fan pear halves;
place, core sides up, on top of brown sugar mixture in skillet. Pour
batter over pears; bake at 375F for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick
inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire
rack. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Invert
onto a cake plate. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and pear slices, if
desired. Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
    Calories: 250
    Calories from fat: 28%
    Fat: 8g
    Saturated fat: 1.4g
    Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
    Protein: 3.9g
    Carbohydrate: 42.5g
    Fiber: 1.8g
    Cholesterol: 0.0mg
    Iron: 2mg
    Sodium: 248mg
    Calcium: 105mg

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