Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
Sift together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Add the brown sugar, shortening and applesauce; beat for 2 minutes. Add the egg and beat an additional 2 minutes. Stir in the nuts and raisins. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan before cutting.
Source: Kitchen-tested Recipes from Lucky Leaf, Knouse Foods Inc., 1965