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Outstanding cake! I did the applesauce version, I used 1/4c. raisins, 3/4 c dried cranberries and the optional walnuts. The ingredients did not mention nutmeg, but the instructions did, so I used 1/4t. and then decided a 1/4t. ginger would be lovely too, so in that went. It mixes together very easily and smells lovely while baking. I decided to frost it with Grandma's Penuche Frosting as I remember Mom frosting spice cake with penuche frosting when I was little. You do need to eat this with a fork not like bars as the texture is very delicate. The flavor was delicious. I cannot wait to try the pumpkin variation.