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Program #794Lynne Patterson
Mom's Applesauce Cake Baked in a Jar
2/3 c. shortening, Crisco
2 2/3 c. sugar
2 c. applesauce
2/3 c. water
1 tsp. allspice
2 1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2/3 c. chopped walnuts
Wash and rinse 7 pint jars with wide mouths and no neck.
Pour hot water over jars and dry.
Grease inside of jars well with Crisco, a basting brush works well.
Have 7 matching rings and lids ready.
Preheat oven to 325°.
Cream together shortening and sugar.
Beat in eggs, applesauce, and water.
Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices; add to applesauce mixture.
Stir in nuts.
Pour into jars, filling half full with cake batter.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Remove one jar at a time from oven.
Wipe sealing edges clean.
Put lid and ring on and screw tight.
Jars will seal as cake cools.
Store as you would regular can goods.
May also be baked in 1 1/2 pint jars; double the recipe and fill half full.
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