1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
1/3 cup vegan butter substitute, slightly softened
1/3 cup applesauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons peeled and grated fresh ginger root
1 pear (not too ripe), chopped into chunks
1/3 cup walnut pieces (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and oil and flour a 9×9 square pan.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices in a large bowl.
Combine the sugar, molasses and vegan butter with a wooden spoon and beat until smooth. Add in the applesauce. Add the water and vinegar.Stir in the ginger.
Combine the wet and dry mixtures.
Fold in the pear and optional nuts and spoon into pan.
Bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.