Beat two cups sugar and ½ cup butter until fluffy. Add one egg and beat until well blended. Sift three cups flour, measure, and sift with two teaspoons soda, one teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon cloves, and ½ teaspoon salt. Combine two cups applesauce and ½ cup boiling water. Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce mixture, mixing well. Add one teaspoon vanilla, ½ pound candied fruit, one cup chopped nuts, and one cup raisins. Bake in 13" x 9" pan at 350F for 45 minutes, or in the tube pan one hour. Pour hot glaze over cake. CARAMEL GLAZE: Combine one cup sugar, ½ cup buttermilk, ½ teaspoon soda, one tablespoon corn syrup, ½ cup butter, and ½ teaspoon vanilla in medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat and boil 10 minutes; stir occasionally.