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1 cup sugar
¼ cup shortening
1 well-beaten egg
1½ cup sweetened apple sauce
2 tsp soda
½ cup hot water
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
⅛ tsp salt
2 tsp cocoa
½ tsp cloves
⅜ cup raisins
¾ cup nuts; chopped
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Cream shortening and add sugar gradually. Cream together until light and fluffy. Add a well-beaten egg and apple sauce. Sift flour measure and sift again with cocoa, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Mix with raisins and nuts, add gradually to the apple mixture. Beat well, add vanilla. Combine soda and hot water. Add to mixture and mix well. Bake in layers or oblong pan at 350° for 35 minutes or until it tests done. Ice or leave plain.