Scott's Mom's "Old Virginia Applesauce Cake" Recipe
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1 egg (beaten)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts (black walnuts preferred by my mother)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup boiling water
Mix beaten egg, shortening, sugar, applesauce together.
Mix 1/2 cup flour with raisins to separate them, then add.
Mix remaining flour, salt, spices, nuts, baking soda and boiling water.
Pour mixture into a greased and floured cake mold. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake for another 45 minutes.
Let cool for 25 minutes.