Sunday, October 28, 2012

Apple cake in a Jar!!

I love carrot pudding at Christmastime!  It is moist and delicious.  A couple of years ago, I stumbled across this recipe for apple cake in a jar.  It resembles carrot pudding in consistency and is so delicious!  The first time I made these moist little cakes, they didn't last but a few months.  This time, I made several batches and am hoping they last through the winter!  They are fairly easy.  The only recommendation I have is to grease and flour your jars instead of using a non-stick spray.

Bottled Apple Cake

2/3 C. soft butter
2 2/3 C. sugar
4 eggs 
2/3 C. water
3 1/2 C. grated apples
2/3 C. raisins (optional)
2/3 C. nuts (optional)

Combine above ingredients and add:
3 C. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Make sure to use wide mouth pint jars!!  Grease and flour 7 or 8 pints.  Fill 2/3 full.  Bake in preheated oven at 325* for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven, wipe rims, and place a lid that has been heated (according to directions on package) on each jar.  Tighten rings.  Place on towel and listen for the harmonious popping sounds emitted.  Leave them for 24 hours before putting them away.  If one fails to seal, indulge!



  
I think they would be perfect heated with warm lemon or rum sauce drizzled over them!

2 comments:

  1. They are also great with a little Carmel sauce drizzled on them. I found a jar of this way back on my canning shelf the other day. It was 8 years old!. I opened it to throw it away and it was still moist and still smelled great. I still threw it away but it made me want to make some more which led me to your site. Thanks for sharing!

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