water(mixed with the 1 teaspoon soda)
BUTTER CREAM FROSTING
1Cream sugar and shortening.
2Add well beaten egg and applesauce.
3Mix flour spices and salt.
4Mix soda that has been dissolved in1/2 cup hot water
5Alternately add flour mixture and soda mixture to creamed sugar mixture.Beating after each addition.
6Add raisin and nuts; beat another3 minutes.
7Pour into a 9x13 inch pan.
8Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
9Frost with Butter Cream Frosting