6 Servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square metal baking pan and lightly dust with flour, shaking out any excess.

Step 2

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, salt and cloves; set aside.

Step 3

Cream butter and sugars in bowl of an electric mixer, beating at high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add egg and beat well until blended. Mix in applesauce at low speed, then add flour mixture, mixing at low speed until incorporated. Stir in walnuts and raisins. Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake 40 minutes, until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake cool completely in pan.

Step 4

Make frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla extract and mix until blended. Spread frosting on cooled cake and cut into 6 pieces.

Ratings & Reviews

SteenJ's Review

February 26, 2013

AnnaCollins's Review

December 03, 2010
I took out the nuts, icing and raisins, added 2 eggs and used 1/2 cup of canola oil instead of butter, used 2 and 1/2 cups apple sauce. Make sure not to overcook, took out when there was still a little crumbs on cake tester. It turned out moist and delicious. SOOO GOOOD!!!

weaveaire's Review

September 12, 2009
The cake was dry. The icing was far too sweet for me. I took it to a craft workshop and my observations were confirmed by other attendees.