2 1/2 cups hot applesauce
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
4 cups flour
4 t. baking soda
1 pound raisins
1 t. cinnamon (ground)
1 t. ground cloves
1 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. salt

Add soda to applesauce while hot, then add remaining ingredients EXCEPT flour. Stir well, then add flour. Bake at 325° F for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Jody Goad, originating from his great-great grandmother.