eggs, 1¾ cups thick unsweetened applesauce, ½ cup water, 3 cups sifted fl our,
⅓ teaspoon baking powder, 1¾ teaspoons soda, 1¼ teaspoons cinnamon, ½
teaspoon cloves, ¾ teaspoon allspice, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, 1¾ teaspoons salt, 1½
cups cut dates, raisins or half of each and 1½ cups broken walnuts.
Cream shortening, sugars and eggs. Add applesauce, mixing well. Stir in sifted
dry ingredients, mixing alternately with water. Blend fruit and nuts into batter. Grind
dates and raisins if desired.
Pour into greased and fl oured 9×13-inch pan and bake in moderate oven
(350ºF) for 55-60 minutes. Frost if desired.
(old time recipes)