Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice in a bowl using a spoon -- set aside.
In a mixer, combine Crisco, sugar, and egg--beat well. Add applesauce and beat. Add bowl of dry ingredients and beat well. If using raisins, cook them in water for 5 minutes, then drain. Add raisins and walnuts to the batter and stir with a spoon. Pour batter into a greased bundt cake or angelfood cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.