Doily cake - country living holidays

Yield: 9 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 larges Eggs
2½ cup Unsifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
2 cups Unsweetened applesauce
1 cup Dark seedless raisins
1 cup Coarsely chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons Confectioners'sugar

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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