Apple and Raisin Cake

Apple and Raisin Cake

Home preserving recipes can be full of sweetness, as this easy apples recipe shows. Combine apples with raisins and other ingredients to make a delicious cake recipe that fits perfectly in a jar.

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  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups apples, grated
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup nuts, chopped


  1. Mix the ingredients together in the order given.
  2. Sterilize 7 to 9 wide mouth pint jars and lids. Grease them with shortning.
  3. Fill the jars half full and bake on the middle wire wire rack in the oven.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees F.
  5. As soon as the cake is done, remove the bottles from the oven one at a time. Wipe the rim of the bottle clean with cloth and put on the hot sterilized lids.
  6. Screw down the bands and let cool.
  7. Important-- do not use small mouth jars. do not add any other ingredients.
  8. As the cake cools in the sealed jar, it will pull away from the sides of the jar and come out easily when ready to serve.

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