<Olivia's AppleSauce Cake

Olivia's Applesauce Cake

1 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 cups applesauce
2 cups light raisins
1 cup chopped peacans or walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 1/2 cups flour (sifted)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons nutmeg
Pinch of salt

Sift together: Flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and stir into the nuts and raisins. Set both aside.

Cream butter until whipped soft. Add sugar a little at a time until mixture is smooth. Beat in eggs vigorously. Alternately, stir in flour mixture and applesauce. When all mixed together add nuts and raisins and mix well. Pour batter into a well-greased cake mold.

Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool ten minutes, then turn out on cake rack. Frost with Whiskey Frosting when cake is cool if desired.

Jane's Whiskey Frosting

1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon cream
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons whiskey (bourbon)
Pinch of salt

Cream butter, add sugar and salt, then cream and whiskey. Whip until smooth. Frost cake. Decorate with a sprig of holly. ** Jane is Earl Hamner Jr.'s wife.**

I hope everyone who tries the recipe enjoys it. It's real YUMMY!!!

This recipe is found in the cookbook "Recipes from the Heart" which is sold through The Waltons International Fan Club. The recipe book contains recipes from cast members and from Walton fans.