Preparation / Directions:
For cake, cream together shortening and sugar; beat eggs. Stir in starter, applesauce, cloves, cinnamon and allspice. Set aside. In small bowl, blend salt, baking soda and sugar. Sprinkle over batter; stir in gently. Add flour; stir until smooth. Add nuts and raisins; stir well. Pour into two greased-and-floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes our clean. Cool in pans for 10 min.; remove from pans and complete cooling on wire racks. To make icing, combine butter, sugar and egg yolk; mix well.
Add flavoring; set aside. Whip cream with 1 teaspoon sugar; fold into icing. Frost cake.