½ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup applesauce
2 cups sifted plain flour
1 teaspoon each of salt, baking powder, & baking soda
½ teaspoon each of nutmeg & ground cloves
¾ cup walnuts (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl, cream together shortening & sugar. Add egg & applesauce and beat well. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients, and add to shortening/sugar mixture. Blend well. Add nuts if desired, and por mixture into 8X8 greased cake pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes.