I have used this recipe for many a years...The kids loved this because they could grab it and go...by the slice...at times I would make my raisin lemon sauce for it too like I do for my gingerbread recipe...I serve the sauce hot on the cake...This is a fabulous recipe I found in one of my old readers digest cookbooks....
pure vanilla extract
brown sugar, firmly packed
1Preheat oven to 350*...Spray cake pan with cooking oil and flour pan lightly...Oblong cake pan
2Sift flour with baking soda and baking powder, salt and spices then set aside...Mix milk, vanilla, and applesauce...set aside...Cream butter till light, add sugar gradually, cream till fluffy....add eggs beaten, beat mixture for 1 minute...
3Add dry ingredients alternating with applesauce mixture, begin with dry and end with dry, adding 1/3 of the total at a time...Beat till smooth...Mix in nuts...
Spoon into cake pan, bake for 35 minutes or till springy...serve warm or cooled...with or without sauce or frosting...