3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
3 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup raisins (and/or walnuts)


1.Whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and soda. Set aside.
2.Cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 2 cups brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs. Add flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in the raisins, dates, and walnuts. Pour into greased and floured tube pan.
3.Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours, or until done. Cool.

Moist, great flavor, and makes the whole house smell of fall (9/10)