Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup Steen's Pure Cane Syrup
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup water
1 1/2 tsps cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 pkgs (3 oz each) cream cheese
2 tbsps milk

Instructions:

Sift together flour, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Add butter; cut with two knives or pastry blender to resemble coarse meal. Combine syrup, water and baking soda. Alternate layers of crumbs and liquid in a greased 8-inch square pan, beginning and ending with crumbs. Stir gently 2 or 3 times with fork. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. When ready to serve, blend together cream cheese and milk. Cut cake into squares; place spoonful cream cheese on top of each square. Top each serving with Lemon Sauce.

YIELD: 12 servings