Soak raisins in hot water to cover 15 minutes or until raisins are plumped. Drain well, and set aside.
Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl until light and foamy. Add sugar, beating well.
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. Add to egg mixture, stirring well. Stir in butter, 1/2 cup pecans, and raisins. Pour into a greased and floured 8-inch square baking pan.
Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely. Spread top with frosting; sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans. Cut into 2-inch squares.[