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Apple Cake in a Jar

2/3 c shortening
1 1/2 ts salt
2 2/3 c sugar
3 c flour
4 eggs
2/3 c water
1 ts cinnamon
3 c apples, grated
2 ts baking soda
2/3 c raisins
1/2 ts baking powder
2/3 c chopped nuts

Mix the ingredients together in the order given. sterilize 7 to 9
wide mouth pint jars and lids. Grease them with shortning.

Fill the jars half full and bake on the middle wire wire rack in
the oven. Bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees. 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 andput on the hot
sterilized Lids. Screw down the bands and let cool.

Important-- do not use small mouth jars. do not add any other

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.

Slice and serve with lemon sauce.

Lemon sauce 2 tbls. cornstarch 2 tbls. butter 1/2 cup sugar 4 1/2
tsp. Finely grated lemon rind pinch of salt 2 tbls lemon juice 1
cup boiling water in a pan, thoroughly stir together the corn
starch, sugar, and salt. gradually stir in the boiling water,
stirring constantly to keep it smooth. Continue stirring and cook
over moderate heat until boiling. Boil gently for about 20 minutes.
remove from heat, add butter, lemon rind and juice. stir thoroughly.
Serve hot over apple cake in a jar. Makes about 1 1/4 cups. This
sauce is thicker and more tart than the usual lemon sauce.


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