Applesauce Cake

Cream together 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar. Add three eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Sift together:

  • 3½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Add dry mixture alternately to the butter and sugar mixture with 2 cups applesauce, preferably this homemade, unsweetened applesauce. Add one cup of raisins soaked in boiling water for 30 minutes, drained well and patted dry in paper towels. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes at 350 degrees and test for doneness; if necessary, bake 5 minutes longer. Serves 16 or more.

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