3⁄4 cup apple butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon clove
1⁄2 cup water
1⁄2 cup canola oil
1 1⁄4 cups Domino brown sugar
2 large Eggland’s eggs
1 3⁄4 cups Gold Medal flour, sifted
1 teaspoon Clabber Girl baking soda
3⁄4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9″ loaf pan or spray it with cooking spray.
Mix together the apple butter, cinnamon and cloves. Add the water, whisking, then oil, brown sugar, then the eggs one at a time. Mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Combine with the apple butter mixture and mix until smooth. Don’t skip the sifting part or you may have white lumps in your dark bread!
Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
Bake for 65-70 minutes. Let stand for 10-15 minutes to cool slightly before removing from the pans. Let cool completely before slicing.