Grease a 9 or 10-inch tube pan and line the bottom with waxed paper. Mix sausage with sugar. Add the beaten egg and mix well. Add the soda to the coffee, then stir mixture into sausage. Add the raisins, nuts, salt, flour, and spices. Mix well. The batter will be very stiff. Turn into tube pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until cake shrinks from the sides of the pan and tests done when a cake tester inserted in its center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Turn out on a wire rack to cool completely. Ice with Caramel Frosting.