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  1. 1 c Seedless raisins

  2. 1 c Walnuts

  3. 2 c All-purpose flour

  4. 2 ts Baking soda

  5. 1/4 ts Baking powder

  6. 1/2 ts Salt

  7. 2 ts Ground cloves

  8. 2 ts Ground cinnamon

  9. 1 ts Ground ginger

  10. 4 Eggs

  11. 2 c Granulated sugar

  12. 1 c Salad oil (use fresh oil)

  13. 1 cn (16 oz) pumpkin OR 2 c Freshley cooked and mashed

  14. 325 F. Grease the inside of

  15. 8 - 1 pint wide-mouth Kerr or Ball canning jars or Ball Quality Crystal (12 oz.) with Crisco (do not use a spray like Pam or Baker's Secret); set aside. The

  16. 1 pint jars are shorter but bigger around and hold more than the decorative

  17. 12 oz. jars, use either one. The

  18. 1 pint jars don't come with labels though, so you'll have to make your own. Coarsely chop the raisins and walnuts; set aside. I used my mini chopper and did them in batches. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger into a large bowl. Add raisins and walnuts; toss lightly to combine. In another large bowl, beat eggs at high speed until thick and yellow (2-3 minutes). Gradually beat in the sugar until thick and light. At low speed, beat in the oil and pumpkin; blend well. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Divide mixture among the

  19. 7 or 8 canning jars (should be slightly less than 1/2 full). Wipe the sides of the jar in case you slop, or it'll burn. Place jars on a cookie sheet or they'll tip over. Bake in a preheated

  20. 325 F. oven for about 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cakes (deep) comes out clean. When cakes test done, remove them, one at a time and immediately place the lids and rings on them. You must boil the lids, rings, and jars for 10 minutes to sterilize them before using. Keep the lids in the hot water until you use them. Take them out, one by one and put them onto the jars. If you'd like to make a regular cake out of this without messing with the jars: Grease a

  21. 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated

  22. 350 F. oven for 50 minutes or until cake tests done. If you like spicy cake, this will be

  23. one of your favorites. Ellie FROM: Posted on the Prodigy Food and Wine Club forum on January 18, 1992 by Ellie Collin (CMKD93F) Formatted to MM by Trish McKenna. --


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