This is very much like the cake Granma Garnet Cloud used to make
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Crisco
Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beat well
Sift; 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon baking soda
and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Add t cream mixture, beat well
Mix 1 1.2 cups applesauce and 1 teaspoon vanilla, mix well
Add 1 cup Hickory nuts, mix well
Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan and bake at 350o for 30 to 35 minutes
Let cool 10 minutes.
Spread Caramel frosting over warm cake.