*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                         PUMPKIN NUT CAKE IN A JAR
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      2/3  cup           shortening
    2 2/3  cups          sugar
    4                    eggs
    2      cups          pumpkin - fresh pureed (or canned)
      2/3  cup           water
    3 1/3  cups          flour
      1/2  tsp           baking powder
    1 1/2  tsp           salt
    1      tsp           cloves - ground
      1/2  tsp           allspice
    1      tsp           cinnamon
    2      tsp           baking soda
    1      cup           walnuts - chopped
    1      jar           wide mouth w/lids and rings for sealing -- (8 
 pint )
    8                    wax paper circles cut to fit inside jars
 Cream shortening and sugar together, adding sugar slowly. Beat in 
 eggs, pumpkin and water. Set aside. 
 Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, ground cloves, allspice,
 cinnamon and baking soda. Add to pumpkin mixture and stur well. Stir 
 in nuts. 
 Pour batter into greased canning jars, filling half-full. Place 
 jars on cookie sheet. Bake upright in preheated 325 degree oven for 
 about 45 minutes. (Cake will rise and pull away from sides of jar.) 
 When done, remove one jar at a time from oven. While still warm, 
 place wax paper circle on the top end of the cake. Wipe sealing edge 
 of jar. Place lid on jar and close tightly with ring. Turn jar upside 
 down. (Cake will loosen at this time.) Repeat with other jars. Leave 
 jars upside down until sealed. (Jar is sealed if lid remains flat when
 pressed in center.) 
 To serve: Open jar, slide a knife around inside of the jar to 
 loosen the cake, and remove the cake from the jar. Warm cake in the 
 oven if desired. Slice and serve with whipped cream. 
 This dessert treat is baked and presented in a 
 wide-mouth canning jar. Because the jar is sealed, the cake keeps 
 indefinitely. It can be made ahead of the holidays.
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 NOTES : great for gifts