This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
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(by Nancy [Mowery] Ulrich - friend)
1/2 cup Crisco
2 cups white sugar
2 cups canned applesauce
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup walnuts (Black Diamond)
Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice in a bowl using a spoon--set aside. In a mixer, combine Crisco, sugar, and egg--beat well. Add applesauce and beat. Add bowl of dry ingredients and beat well. If using raisins, cook them in water for 5 minutes, then drain. Add raisins and walnuts to the batter and stir with a spoon. Pour batter into a greased bundt cake or angelfood cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.