You will enjoy old-fashioned goodness in every bite of this wonderful cake!
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter (room temperature)
2 cups applesauce
1 large egg
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 cups powdered (confectioners) sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. In a large mixer bowl, beat the sugar and butter until creamy. Add applesauce and egg; blend well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda and salt; add to applesauce mixture and beat until well blended. Stir in the raisins and nuts, if using.
3. Pour into a well-greased 10 cup bundt pan; bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 to 60 minutes.
4. Combine all the glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cooled cake. Makes 12 servings.