Pumpkin Cake in a Jar
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Makes six ½-pint jars. The old recipe also leaves enough batter to bake two loaf pans (bake these separately for about 45 minutes).
 
Here are two styles of pumpkin cake: our old recipe using shortening and all-purpose flour and another using oil and cake flour.
Ingredients
Old Version
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup vegetable shortening
  • 2⅔ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups canned unsweetened pumpkin
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
New Version
  • 1-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 liquid ounces vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
Instructions
Old Version
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease six ½-pint jars and two loaf pans.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the shortening, sugar and eggs. Mix thoroughly until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add in the pumpkin. Add in the flour mixture and beat until the flour is completely blended with the oils. Add in the walnuts.
  5. Bake for about 40 minutes.
  6. Makes six ½-pint jars plus enough batter to bake two loaf pans (bake these separately for about 45 minutes).
New Version
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease six ½-pint jars.
  2. Combine the cake flour, soda, spices, and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the oils, brown sugar and eggs. Beat for about two to three minutes until the mixture is smooth. Add in the pumpkin.
  4. Add in the flour mixture and beat until the flour is completely blended with the oils.
  5. Add in the walnuts.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes.
Recipe by Within The Wild at http://withinthewild.com/2011/10/pumpkin-cake-jar/