Apple Cake In A Jar

Apple Cake In A Jar Recipe

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Stormy Stewart


Classic and easy, this cake uses a simple method to make a delicious cake that keeps well on the canning shelf and acts as a wonderful gift. It says 4 servings in each pint jar. Guess my Eric never got that memo as, one pint - one man, fits him well.

This recipe makes 8 pints


★★★★★ 1 vote

8 pints and 4 serving in each pint.
30 Min
45 Min


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  • 2/3 c
  • 2 2/3 c
    white sugar
  • 4
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c
  • 3 c
    grated apple
  • 2/3 c
  • 2/3 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 8
    8 straight-sided wide-mouth pint canning jars

How to Make Apple Cake In A Jar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees . Lightly grease the insides of 8 straight-sided wide-mouth pint canning jars. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.

    Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat in well. Add flour alternately with water and mix until smooth. Fold in apples, raisins and nuts.

    Fill jars 1/2 full of batter, being careful to keep the rims clean. Wipe off any batter that gets on the rims. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

    As soon as cake is done, remove from oven one at a time, wipe rims of jars and put on lid and ring. Jars will seal as cakes cool.

    Place the jars on the counter and listen for them to “ping” as they seal. If you miss the “ping”, wait until they are completely cool and press on the top of the lid. If it doesn’t move at all, it’s sealed.

    Don’t forget to sterilize the lid and rings.

    Unsealed jars should be eaten or kept in refrigerator for up to a week. Sealed jars can be stored with other canned food for up to a year.
  2. Serving Size 470g
    Recipe makes 4 servings
    Calories 1409
    Calories from Fat 400 28%
    Total Fat 45.56g 57%
    Saturated Fat 10.11g 40%
    Trans Fat 11.42g
    Cholesterol 186mg 62%
    Sodium 1571mg 65%
    Potassium 501mg 14%
    Total Carbs 240.47g 64%
    Dietary Fiber 6.6g 22%
    Sugars 159.17g 106%
    Protein 17.66g 28%

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About Apple Cake In A Jar

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #gift-in-a-jar

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