Apricot Applesauce Cake


1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour (I substituted part quick oats)
2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup applesauce
2 eggs
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped almonds (I used slivered, blanched)
confectioners sugar for garnish


Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan or tube pan. Combine flours, allspice and baking soda; set aside. In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, cream sugar and shortening; beat in applesauce and eggs untiil fluffy. Add flour mixiture; beat at medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in apricots and almonds. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 35-40 minutes until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes; invert onto serving platter and dust lightly with confectioners sugar.

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