Source: Foods That Don't Bite Back by Sue Donaldson
1 1/2 cups (360 ml) all purpose flour
1 cup (240 ml sugar)
1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) allspice
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) salt
1/2 cup (120 ml) cold water
1/2 cup (120 ml) applesauce
1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil
1 tbsp (15 ml white vinegar)
5 tbsp (70 ml) brown sugar
3 tbsp (45 ml) margarine
1 tbsp (15 ml) soya milk
1/2 cup (120 ml) shredded coconut
In a separate bowl combine the water, applesauce, oil and vinegar.
Make a depression in the dry ingredients and mix in the wet ingredients. Beat until smooth.
Pour into an ungreased 8 in (20 cm) sqaure pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until lightly browned on top.
Cool before icing.
In a small pan, bring the brown sugar, margarine and soy milk to a boil. Remove from heat. Fold in the shredded coconut. Pour over cake.
(Alternative toppings: Spread a thin layer of raspberry or apricot jam over the top of the cake.)
(Alternative toppings: Before baking the cake, cover the top with an overlapping layer of thinly sliced apples, peaches or pears.)