1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1 cup applesauce
2/3 cup raisins

Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and beat well. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beating after each addition and blending well. Stir in raisins. Pour batter into 9" greased tube pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until browned and toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool and spread with butter frosting.




2 tablespoons softened butter
2 cups confections' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk

Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Add milk and stir well. The frosting should be smooth and easy to spread.