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 9x13 inch baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Serves 12.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
Beat together two 3 oz. packages softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter (or margarine) and 2 tsp. vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 2 1/2 -2 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar to make spreadable frosting. (A butter frosting could be used instead of the cream cheese.)
I assume this is Robin From Washington, IA....I think I have saved all your applesauce recipes, as I have froze a big batch of it! You are as helpful as my Roseville Church Cookbook, from Roseville IA and my Mom on the phone!
From another Iowan by blood....
Editor's Note: Yes, Robin's earlier submission may just be signed Robin. Because of Robin's recipe submissions we were able to start the recipe newsletter.
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