Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Ingredients Cake:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 & 1/2 cups applesauce
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Cream Cheese Frosting:
- Two 3-ounce packages softened cream cheese
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 & 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar

Cake: In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, margarine or shortening for 30 seconds. Add the sugars and egg; beat until combined. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce to butter mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts. Pour batter into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat together cream cheese, butter or margarine and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to make a spreadable frosting.

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