I'm finally posting a recipe.  This is our family’s favorite cake -- we found
 the recipe on a box of raisins, I think, in the 1950’s.  It used to call for
 1/2 cup of oil, but by increasing the applesauce it no longer needs it.
  Also, I'm posting the measurement of white flour the original recipe
 included.  I have experimented with different ratios of whole wheat to white
 flour -- depending on your tastes, you can do the same.  Another variation I
 might try in the future is to use a little molasses and cut down on the
 sugar.  It’s very versatile, easy, and fool-proof.  
 Applesauce cake
 2 cups flour
 1 cup sugar
 1 tablespoon cornstarch
 2 teaspoons baking soda
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 3 tablespoons powdered unsweetened chocolate (use less if 
          you wish or leave it out entirely for more of a spice cake)
 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon ginger
 1/2 teaspoon cloves
 1/2 teaspoon mace
 20 ounces unsweetened applesauce
 1/2 cup raisins
 Mix dry ingredients together, then add the applesauce and stir.  Bake at 325
 degrees for 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of pan you use.  (More for
 smaller, deeper pans, less for 9 x 13 pans.)  It’s done when a toothpick can
 be inserted and pulled out clean.
 The cake is so rich I don't put frosting on it; my mother used to sprinkle
 powdered sugar on top to give it a nice look.