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       Title: Applesauce Cake in Jars
  Categories: Fruits, Cakes, Sauces
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 x  ELLIE COLLIN CMKD93F              1/2 ts BAKING POWDER
     2/3 c  SHORTENING                          2 ts BAKING SODA
   2 2/3 c  GRANULATED SUGAR                1 1/2 ts SALT
       4 ea Large EGGS                          1 ts GROUND CINNAMON
       2 c  APPLESAUCE                          2 ts GROUND CLOVES
     2/3 c  WATER                             2/3 c  NUTS; chopped,optional
   3 1/3 c  ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR, sifted      
   Sterilize 8 (12 oz Ball Quilted Crystal - #14400-81400) canning jars, lids
   and rings by boiling for 10 minutes. Remove the jars and allow to air-dry
   and cool. Leave the  lids and rings in the hot water until ready to use.
   Once the jars are cool enough to handle, grease them (use a pastry brush)
   with shortening (DO NOT use Pam or Baker’s Secret); set aside. Cream
   together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until
   the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the applesauce and water; set aside.
   In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt,
   cinnamon and cloves. Blend dry ingredients into the applesauce mixture.
   Fold in the nuts.  Pour batter into the jars, filling them about 1/2 full.
   Place jars onto a cookie sheet or they'll fall over. Bake in a preheated
   325-degree oven for 35-40 minutes or  until a pick inserted deep into the
   center of each cake  comes out clean. Remove jars from the oven,
   one-at-a-time (use HEAVY-DUTY MITTS, the jars ARE HOT!); place a lid, then
   a ring on  top and screw down tightly.
    Place jars onto your counter top to cool. You'll know when the jars have
   sealed, you'll hear a “plinking” sound. If you missed the sound, test them
   by pressing down on the lids once the jars have cooled--they shouldn't move
   at  all.
    Store jars in a cool, dry place. They should keep for about a year. I've
   only been able to keep them for a few weeks, they don't last that long
   around here. They're wonderful for last minute gifts, especially for single