This section is from the book "Queen's Of Cuisine", by Martha Logan. Also available from Amazon: Queens of Cuisine.
1/2 cup Swift'ning 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt.
1 teaspoon vanilla.
2 cups sifted cake flour.
1 1/2 teaspoons double acting baking powder 1/2 teaspoon soda.
7 1/2 x 12 x 1 3/4-inch loaf.
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
1/4 teaspoon cloves.
1/2 cup chopped nut meats 1 cup steamed raisins 1 cup pureed applesauce (with or without small amount of sweetening)
Cream Swift'ning. Add sugar, salt, and vanilla. Cream until fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and spices. Combine dry ingredients with nut meats, and raisins which have been steamed in a wire strainer or a colander placed over hot water in a covered kettle. Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce, adding dry ingredients first and last. Mix until thoroughly blended. Line bottom of 7 1/2 x 12 x 1 3/4-inch loaf pan with two layers of waxed paper. Pour batter into pan and bake.
Need not be frosted; or use Lemon, Orange or Snowy Cream Frosting.