Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together; flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and stir into 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 the flour mixture and applesauce.
When all is mixed together, add nuts and raisins and mix well.
Pour batter into greased and lightly floured cake mold. Bake for one hour.
Cool ten minutes then turn out onto cake rack. When completely cool, frost as you'd like and add sprinkles or other festive candies. Or simply add a spoon of whipped cream on each slice.
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