Heat oven to 350^ grease and flour the baking pan you wish to use or spray with non-stick oil.
Sift together the dry ingredients ,except the sugars and set aside.
Cream together in a large mixer bowl the butter and sugars, until smooth and fluffy; add eggs. Mix well then add applesauce, mixing to blend. Stir in sifted dry ingredients ;alternating with the water (sometimes I use dairy sour cream instead of the water).