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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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    Wendy P

    This sounds, and looks, really delicious. I’m with you on this one, Kevin. I like raisins, but I think I’d leave them out of this recipe.

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    Barbara Sparks

    do you have any diabetic recipes? how can I replace the sugar with a sugar substitute? Thank you.

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    Looks wonderful, but 1.5 cups of oil is way too calorific for most folks.
    I suppose that most Amish have an active lifestyle that can allow such foods and maintain a healthy balance, but not too many of the rest of us
    can eat this way very often.

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    Sue Rockwell

    There are lots of sugar sub, but I agree, 1 1/2 cups oil? Anyone have
    recomendations on a subst?

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      Barbara Sparks

      i substitute sugar free applesauce for the oil; makes for a moist cake

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        Sue Rockwell

        Thank you Barbara.

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    Barbara Sparks

    for better info on subs. try http://www.ehow.com and google sub. applesauce for oil; also joy of baking.com has a great list of subs.

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    Donna Vincent

    For you Southerners you can substitute fresh pears for apples. I do it all the time in recipes and comes out great


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