Not sure how to go about posting , this is my first try, so please excusses me if Im wrong, I have been a guest for a couple months, reading all I can till late in the night. an I have learned so much but also have said many time , "been there done that." I learned to can when I first got married an have canned about everything there was to can. ( or freeze ) . We raise 4 boys on the garden a lot of time selling our extra in order to buy things like peaches an apples. About 4-5 years ago , the hubby was close to being layed off so we buckled down an payed off all CC , doctors bills , truck payments etc, in other words ' IF it didn't taste good with salt an peper we didn't buy it ' . We were quit blessed for several got layed off but being he was hi man on seniority , well he actually got lots of over time , so every extra dime went into paying off all bills an food storadge in case he did get layed off. So being a prepper any way I just contuned on, an on ,an on ,an on , till not I'm begininning to question my own sanity . Ok the reason for joining was I was wondering of any of you ever make the cake in a jar , or heard of it... We prepped extra for Y2K ( thats were my nick name come from for i canned 200 qts of green beans that year an had a total of 934 jars all canned that year, ) plus the store bought stuff. I would have to dig an see how it was done but from memory . I used wide mouth pints jars , ( cleaned & sterlized ) ) , made the cake up , an baked in oven , when they were done you put lid an ring an let then cool , course they seal as they cool. If memeory serves me right , We liked the spice cake better for it was a moister cake to start with, an I done brownies which was great but the black walnuts turned rancid in a couple months . Some thing else I done just a couple years ago was pie in a jar, I done apples an the spices was added an even a corn starch thickeren , all I had to do when I wanted a pie was open a jar an put in pie crust an bake, but we also open a lot to just fry like fried apples , Im sure the recipes can still be found out there some place, This is the 2nd year for "NO GARDEN" an it about to break my heart but we are just unable to keep up an more , the old grey mare an mule just arn't what they uesd to be. We do still have a few tomatoes an green onions an pepers around the house planted, enought to eat off of. But I still can my meats when I find it on sale an collect till I have a couple canners full , plus canned chile , veg soup . soup beans , need less to say , we don't have much money but we don't starve. I enjoy reading each day an have so many times got a littled depressed thinking maybe Im doing ( storing ) to much then I pick my self up, dust off my back side an go at it again.. NOW lets figure out how to get this posted .