Applesauce Cake in a Jar

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“These make lovely gifts, and the size can be varied (I've made 1/2 pint and pint jars with equal success.) These will keep in the cupboard for up to one year (theoretically!) Depending on the size on your jars, you can either bake them in muffin tins, or use crumpled aluminum foil on a baking sheet to keep them from sliding. Correction: Thanks to the review, I'm redacting the "storing in cupboard" portion of the note. These should be stored in the freezer or consumed immediately.”
1hr 15mins
14 pints

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together dry ingredients & set aside.
  2. Cream together sugar & shortening, beat in eggs, water & applesauce. Add dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in nuts.
  4. Pour in well-greased pint jars, ones with wide mouths & no necks. (Use a pastry brush to reach all spaces.) Fill 1/2 full.
  5. Bake at 325F for 45 minutes.
  6. Wipe lips of jars clean, put canning lids & rings on, screw tight. Jars will seal as they cool.
  7. Decorate tops of jars. Stores in cupboard for up to one year (in theory.) Makes 12-14 pint jars. (Double recipe makes 3 dozen 1/2-pint jars. If using this size, adjust cooking time.).

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