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Pumpkin Cake in a Jar

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Pumpkin Cake in a Jar

This recipe for Pumpkin Cake in a Jar is a favorite with our readers. They love it for its simplicity, portability, presentation, and its rich pumpkin flavor.

Yield: Makes 8 cakes.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2-2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon each ground cloves, allspice, and cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 8 wide-mouth pint jars. Cream the shortening and sugar together; beat in eggs, pumpkin, and water. Set aside. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, spices, and baking soda together; add to pumpkin mixture and stir well. Stir in nuts. Pour into jars, filling 1/2 full. Bake jars set upright on a baking sheet for about 45 minutes or until done. Remove from oven. While still warm, place waxed paper on top of each cake and place lid on jar. Cakes will slide out easily when they have cooled.


Comments
  • Anonymous

    OH MY, what can I not say about this recipe, the cake slid right out of the jar, it was soooo moist and so Heavenly tasting, no one could believe that I made this wonderful creation, I’m making it for Christmas gifts…YUMMY

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  • I have made this recipe for the past 2 years and have a reputation for “my” wonderful Pumpkin Bread!

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  • Anonymous

    I made 4 batches for Christmas gifts for co-workers, neighbors and family, some with nuts, some without. Everyone LOVED them! Very easy, and great to keep on hand for a quick dessert for a small family.

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  • Easy and fun to make; very tasty! We packed them in jars with cloth lids and ribbon for holiday gifts.

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  • This is an easy recipe for a light cake with robust flavor. I included these cakes in a food basket and brought them as a hostess gift. A dollop of whipped cream dresses it up for presentation but the flavor stands on its own!

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  • Anonymous

    I really liked this recipe. I liked it being in the jars. When we travel we can keep it fresh longer, by opening a jar only when we need it. Everyone who tasted it liked it also. jp from texas.

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  • Anonymous

    It turned out perfect in those jars and and what a nice gift to give to your friends. I was well pleased with the recipe.

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