Mason Jar Cake
There may be a time when your food storage is all you have to live on. That does not mean you should just live on beans and rice. While everything is still normal in your world why not prepare your food storage with some food you might enjoy. So for our recent Family Home Evening project we showed our kids how to prepare a cake in a mason jar. This can be stored for two years or more, havent tried it beyond that.
Mason Jar Cake
- 1 Large can (24 oz.) of apple sauce. Or 3 cups of peeled and chopped apples.
- 3 eggs (borrowed from our new chickens!)
- 1 cup of canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups flour (all purpose)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 cup raisins or chopped dates
- 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, etc) .I used pecans.
Pre- heat oven to 325 degrees F.
Mix all the wet ingredients first. Then add dry ingredients and mix. Take 4 Quart size jars, or 8 pint size jars if have small family, grease and flour. Fill jars 2/3 full with batter and bake at 325 for 50-60(for quarts). Maybe cook 30 min for pints. Bring to boil a small pot of water to prepare your lids. Place lids in boiling water and turn stove off. Remove from oven and place on a towel ONE JAR AT A TIME. Wipe rim of jar clean, and place one lid on. Tighten it down with ring. Repeat until all jars are sealed. While they cool, the lids will “ping” indicated a sealed jar. Date and label the jars. Be sure to store in a cool, dark pThat is it! Simple and fast. Please only use this as a base, and feel free to change it up. You could add fruit, chocolate, and anything else you can think of.