Course : Desserts
Serves: 4 - 6
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1/2 cup Shortening
2 cups Sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups Sourdough starter
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 teaspoon Cloves
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Chopped nuts
1 cup Raisins -- ICING:
1 cup Butter -- softened
2 cups Confectioners sugar
1 large Egg yolk
1 teaspoon Maple flavoring -- to taste
1/2 cup Whipping cream
1 teaspoon Sugar

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.

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