On Line Cookbook

Cakes in a Jar

Recipe Information
Apple Cake baked in jars, then sealed

Sherry Shoemaker

Serves/Makes:7 or more jars

  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) shortening
  • 2-2/3 cups (625 ml) sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). cinnamon
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml). salt
  • 3 cups (700 ml) flour
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) water
  • 3 cups (700 ml) grated, peeled apples
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) raisins
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) chopped nuts
  • Mix the ingredients together in the order given.
  • Sterilize 7 to 9 wide mouth pint jars and lids.
  • Grease them with shortening.
  • Fill the jars half full and bake on the midle wire rack in the oven.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees (175 C.).
  • As soon as the cake is done, remove the jars from the oven, one at a time.
  • Wipe the rim of the jar clean with cloth and put on the hot sterilized lids.
  • Screw down the bands and let cool.
  • Be sure to NOT use small mouth jars, you won't be able to get your cakes out.
  • Do not add any other ingredients.
  • As the cake cools, it will pull away from the sides of the jar.
  • They can be kept for approximately 1 year kept sealed.
A friend gave this to me for Christmas one year, recipe included. Not exactly sure where she found the recipe but it was delicious! Good luck.