Combine sugar, 1 cup water, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, salt and shortening in a small saucepan. Cook and stir constantly over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, allow to cool to room temperature.
Add baking soda mixture, cocoa mixture, flour, baking powder and nuts to cooled mixture. Combine well. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then turn out on wire rack.
Combine crushed pineapple and cream cheese. Refrigerate until ready to use.
When bread is cooled cut into slices and top each slice with cream cheese spread. Enjoy!