Rating: 4 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Makes 8 pints. Excellent for care packages and gifts.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 (pint) canning jars
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Wash 8 (pint) straight sided, wide mouth canning jars in hot soapy water. Rinse well, dry and let them come to room temperature. Grease insides of jar well.

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  • In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, cream butter with half of the butter until fluffy. Add eggs and remaining sugar and beat in. Add vanilla and applesauce and combine.

  • Add the flour mixture in three increments, mixing well after each addition.

  • Pour 1 cup of batter into each jar and carefully remove any batter from the rims.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 40 minutes.

  • While cakes are baking, sterilize lids and rings by boiling them in a saucepan of water. Keep them in the hot water until ready to use.

  • When the cakes have finished baking, remove jars from oven. Make sure jar rims are clean. (If they're not, jars will not seal correctly). While jars are still hot, place lids on jars, and screw rings on tightly. Jars will seal as they cool. Place the jars on the counter and listen for them to "ping" as they seal. If you miss the "ping", wait until they are completely cool and press on the top of the lid. If it doesn't move at all, it's sealed.

  • Unsealed jars should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within 2 weeks. Sealed jars may be placed in a freezer.

Nutrition Facts

699 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 122.5g; fat 21.3g; cholesterol 138.8mg; sodium 385.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I made these cakes and shipped them to my son while he was Iraq for his birthday. He loved them! So much he did not use the frosting or sprinkles he packed with them. Plan on baking another batch for his wife who is stationed at Fort Hood for her birthday Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2003
Great idea! Overall not too bad. The cake was a bit gooey/sticky (from the applesauce no doubt) and a touch dry. I would recommend finding a substitute for some or all of the applesauce. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2003
Great idea! Overall not too bad. The cake was a bit gooey/sticky (from the applesauce no doubt) and a touch dry. I would recommend finding a substitute for some or all of the applesauce. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I made these cakes and shipped them to my son while he was Iraq for his birthday. He loved them! So much he did not use the frosting or sprinkles he packed with them. Plan on baking another batch for his wife who is stationed at Fort Hood for her birthday Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2010
im going to make this for my co-workers for Christmas. i can attach a fork and garnish the cap with an ornament for their tree. cant wait to put them together. Read More
(3)
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