This recipe is one from my dear friend's childhood days. She is a fantastic cook and so was her mother. I am posting this in the honor of my friend, Jeri McClendon. Next Friday, Oct.15 is her birthday.
Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and applesauce. Blend well with mixer. combine soda and boiling water. Add to creamed mixture. Add dry ingredients. Mix well, then add raisins and nuts. Pour mixture into greased and floured bunt pan.Bake at 350 degree in pre heated oven for about one hour. Should be a nice golden brown color.