Posted by: Angel 09-04-99 3:41 PM
21/2 cups all-purpose or cake flour
2 cups white sugar
11/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
11/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped almonds
2 egg whites
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350º F (175º C) and grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan.
Beat flour, white sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, applesauce, water, shortening, 2eggs, raisins, and 1/2 cup chopped almonds with a mixer on low, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds.
Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 60-65 minutes.
Remove cake from oven and turn up heat to 400.
To Make Frosting: Just before cake is removed from oven, beat egg whites until foamy.
Beat brown sugar and lemon juice gradually into egg whites until stiff.
Carefully spread over HOT cake.
Sprinkle with nuts.
Bake at 400º F (205º C) until brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes 1 -9x13 inch cake
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