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  Categories: Cakes, Fruits, Gifts
       Yield: 7 -8 jars
       1 c  Seedless raisins
       1 c  Walnuts
       2 c  All-purpose flour
       2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
       2 ts Ground cloves
       2 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 ts Ground ginger
       4    Eggs
       2 c  Granulated sugar
       1 c  Salad oil (use fresh oil)
       1 cn (16 oz) pumpkin OR   *
       2 c  Freshley cooked and mashed
      *  Do not use pumpkin pie filling.
      Preheat oven to 325  F.  Grease the inside of 8 - 1 pint wide-mouth Kerr
   or Ball canning jars or Ball Quality Crystal (12 oz.) with Crisco (do not
   use a spray like Pam or Baker’s Secret); set aside. The 1 pint jars are
   shorter but bigger around and hold more than the decorative 12 oz. jars,
   use either one.  The 1 pint jars don't come with labels though, so you'll
   have to make your own.
      Coarsely chop the raisins and walnuts; set aside. I used my mini chopper
   and did them in batches.
      Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cloves,
   cinnamon, and ginger into a large bowl. Add raisins and walnuts; toss
   lightly to combine.
      In another large bowl, beat eggs at high speed until thick and yellow
   (2-3 minutes).  Gradually beat in the sugar until thick and light. At low
   speed, beat in the oil and pumpkin; blend well. Gradually stir in the flour
   mixture until well blended.
      Divide mixture among the 7 or 8 canning jars (should be slightly less
   than 1/2 full).  Wipe the sides of the jar in case you slop, or it'll burn.
   Place jars on a cookie sheet or they'll tip over.
      Bake in a preheated 325  F. oven for about 40 minutes or until toothpick
   inserted into center of cakes (deep) comes out clean. When cakes test done,
   remove them, one at a time and immediately place the lids and rings on
      You must boil the lids, rings, and jars for 10 minutes to sterilize them
   before using.  Keep the lids in the hot water until you use them. Take them
   out, one by one and put them onto the jars.
      If you'd like to make a regular cake out of this without messing with
   the jars:
      Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.  Bake in preheated 350 F. oven for
   50 minutes or until cake tests done. If you like spicy cake, this will be
   one of your favorites. Ellie
      FROM:  Posted on the Prodigy Food and Wine Club forum on January 18,
   1992 by Ellie Collin  (CMKD93F) Formatted to MM by Trish McKenna.