No. 1.

1/2 cup butter or other shortening

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, beaten light 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 cup chopped raisins

2 cups sifted cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

Cream shortening and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Add nuts and raisins. Sift dry ingredients together 3 times and add alternately with applesauce to creamed mixture, beating thoroughly after each addition. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake in a moderate oven (350°F.) for 1 hour. If baked in layers, bake only for 25 minutes. Makes 1 loaf (8x4 inches) or 2 (9-inch) layers.

No. 2.

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

Cream shortening and sugar together until fluffy. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients together 3 times and add alternately with applesauce to creamed mixture, beating thoroughly after each addition. Pour into a cake pan lined with waxed paper and bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 45 minutes. Makes 1 cake (8x8x2 inches). Frost with Caramel Frosting (page 479).