1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated or brown sugar
1 cup applesauce (smooth or chunky)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Cream butter until smooth; add sugar, beat until light. Add egg; beat until fluffy. Add applesauce; mix well.
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon and allspice. Add nuts and raisins.
Combine two mixtures. Bake in a greased 8-inch square pan at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes.
Frost with vanilla or chocolate frosting, if desired.
Printed in Nancy’s Kitchen Newsletter 8/24/04