Georgia Pecan Cake With Apple Recipe

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Learn how to make this cake in a jar Georgia Pecan Cake With Apple Recipe for the holidays.
35 to 40 minutes COOK TIME
8 jar cake servings SERVINGS


  • Try making this Georgia Pecan Cake With Apple Recipe as a special homemade holiday gift or as part of dessert for your next holiday party.

    Georgia Pecan Cake with Apple Recipe

    3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    2 tsp baking soda
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    4 large eggs
    2 2/3 cups of sugar
    2/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
    2 cups applesauce
    2/3 cup water
    1 cup pecans, finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease the insides of eight sterile, straight-sided, wide-mouth pint canning jars with vegetable shortening or a nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another large mixing bowl, cream eggs, sugar and shortening. Add applesauce and water and blend well. Add flour mixture gradually to liquid ingredients and mix. Fold in chopped pecans.
  • Fill clean jars half full. Bake without lids for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and dry. While the cakes are baking, heat the lids and rings in boiling water.
  • When the cakes are done, carefully remove them from the oven one at a time, wipe the rim and immediately affix lids and rings. The jars will seal as the cakes cool. Allow several hours to cool completely before placing your cakes in the refrigerator or freezer.
    Read more about baking cakes in a jar: How to Bake a Cake in a Jar.

This Georgia Pecan Cake With Apple Recipe is a recipe in a jar that makes a unique holiday gift or delicious party treat.

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