It is rare for me to post about a recipe but it's rare for me to be sewing these days. :( This is my husband's grandmother's recipe and has been tried and eaten by at least three generations.
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice
1/4 t. cloves
1 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 t. vanilla (adjust as desired)
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten slightly
1 cup thick, sweetened applesauce
Sift first 6 ingredients together; stir in raisins. Using large bowl cream shortening, vanilla and sugar together thoroughly. Add egg; beat until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce, beating after each addition. Pour into greased pan, approximately 11" x 7".
Bake @ 350 degrees about 45 minutes
I haven't made this in awhile; perhaps it's time. :)