Vegan Applesauce Cake

One of my dck's is highly allergic to some basic foods. Today is his birthday and I think I found a good alternative to our usual fudge brownies. That, and I am out of eggs. I'll probably make these into muffins/cupcakes. Certainly looks good.

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.