Yield: 9 servings
|1½ cup||Granulated sugar|
|1 cup||(2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened|
|2½ cup||Unsifted all-purpose flour|
|2 teaspoons||Baking soda|
|2 teaspoons||Ground cinnamon|
|1 teaspoon||Ground cloves|
|¼ teaspoon||Ground nutmeg|
|2 cups||Unsweetened applesauce|
|1 cup||Dark seedless raisins|
|1 cup||Coarsely chopped walnuts|
1. Heat oven to 350'F. Grease and flour 9-inch-square baking pan. In large bowl, with electric mixer, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
2. In small bowl, combine flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and nutmeg. Stir flour mixture alternately with applesauce into butter mixture. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
3. Bake cake 50 to 55 minutes or until center springs back when lightly pressed with fingertip. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
Remove cake from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
4. Just before serving, place doily or cake stencil on cake. Place confectioners' sugar in sifter or strainer. Sift sugar over top of cake. Carefully remove dolly. Place cake on serving plate, cut into 9 squares to serve.
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