Spice Cake in a Jar

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Julie Leo

A great gift idea! When you use canning jar lids this cake has a shelf life of a year.

Top Review by cesull6036

My sister and I had a terrible experience with thiws recipe...maybe it's my oven, but 45 minutes produced a burned looking cake and even 5 minutes less produced a half baked cake and two toned..pale on the bottom half and dark brown on the top half...I'd be embarressed to give these as a gift..I don't recommend this cake at all...C. Sullivan

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and sugar; add applesauce, water and eggs; mix well.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in another bowl and add to first mixture.
  3. Add nuts (or raisins) if desired.
  4. Spray wide mouth pint jars with Pam and fill about 1/2 full.
  5. This will fill 6 to 8 jars.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees exactly 45 minutes.
  7. Remove jars one at a time and quickly screw the lid on each jar.
  8. Let set until ready to eat.

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