Roma's applesauce spice cake

Yield: 24 servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup boiling water
1 cup raisins
¾ cup butter
2¼ cup dark brown sugar
1½ teaspoon salt
3 eaches eggs
¾ teaspoon each cinnamon
¾ teaspoon cloves
¾ teaspoon allspice
2¼ cup applesauce
3¼ cup flour
1 cup walnuts
2 tablespoons baking soda

Mix boiling water with raisins; set aside. Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add salt, eggs and spices, mixing well. Stir in applesauce, flour and walnuts. Add baking soda to the raisin mixture.

Combine spice mixture and raisin mixture. Pour into oiled 9-inch spring form pans, and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. If desired, frost with a thin powdered sugar milk frosting. Makes 2 cakes

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