Olivia ‘s Applesauce Cake

1 cup  butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups applesauce
2 cups light raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 1/2 cups flour (sifted)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of salt

Sift together: Flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and stir into the nuts and raisins. Set both aside. Cream butter until whipped soft. Add sugar a little at a time until mixture is smooth. Beat in eggs vigorously. Alternately stir in flour mixture and applesauce. When all mixed together, add nuts and raisins and mix well. Pour batter into a well-greased cake mold. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool ten minutes, then turn out on cake rack. Frost with Whiskey Frosting when Cake is cool.

Jane’s Whiskey Frosting

1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon cream
Pinch of salt
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons bourbon
Cream Butter, add sugar and salt, then cream and whiskey. Whip until smooth. Frost cake. Decorate with a sprig of holly.