My Mom's Apple Sauce Cake Be The First To Review By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 2 Print My mother got this when she lived in Virginia. It’s really good. My Mom’s Apple Sauce Cake Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1 1/2 teaspoons salt3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 cup shortening1 cup white sugar1/2 cup water1 egg1/2 cup chopped walnuts1 cup chopped raisins1 (16 ounce) jar applesauce 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese1 tablespoon milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract5 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar1/3 cup orange juice Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan or 2 – 8 inch round pans. 2 Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. set aside. 3 In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce and mix thoroughly. Fold in nuts and raisins. 4 Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting. 5 To make frosting: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add milk and vanilla and mix in. Add confectioners sugar and orange or lemon juice. Beat until fluffy, then frost cake.