This is one of my favorite cakes, but I keep misplacing the recipe, so I'm posting it here:
In large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour; 1 1/2 cups sugar (or sugar substitute to cut the calories); 1 1/2 tsp baking soda; 1 Tbsp. cocoa; 1 1/2 tsp. each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves; 1 tsp salt. Mix.
Add to above 1/2 cup shortening, 2 cups applesauce (unsweetened), 2 eggs, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup raisins. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan.
Sprinkle top with more nuts and chocolate chips.
Bake 30-35 min. in 350 degree oven. If you cut this into 20 pieces and use sugar substitute, it's 157 calories per piece.