Speedy Spice Cake

            After I posted about apples a few weeks ago, I had several requests for the spice cake recipe that I use applesauce in.  So, without further ado, I give you Speedy Spice Cake.

               2 2/3 cup Bisquick

            ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

            1 cup white sugar

             6 Tbs. vegetable oil

            2 eggs

            ½ tsp. cream of tartar

            2 tsp. vanilla

            1 tsp. cinnamon

            ½ tsp. ground cloves

            Mix until moistened.  Add 1 cup applesauce and ½ cup cold water.  Add ½ cup raisins and ½ cup chopped nuts or 1 cup of either.

            Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.

            Pour into greased and floured 9×13 or 10×13 pan.

            Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes.

            Remove pan from oven and allow to cool slightly.

            Dust with powdered sugar.  This step is optional, but I always do it. 🙂             This is great warm or cold.  I try to have it still warm for the kids my son (only one in school now) when he gets home from school.  Gets me extra points. 🙂  Yummy!  Enjoy!