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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      c             margarine -- softened
    3      c             granulated sugar
    4                    eggs -- whipped
    1      tbsp          vanilla
    1      tsp           almond extract
    2      c             applesauce -- at room temperature
    3      c             unbleached flour
      3/4  c             cocoa powder -- sifted
    1      tsp           baking soda
      1/2  tsp           baking powder
      1/8  tsp           salt
 Preheat oven at 325.  Place a baking sheet 
 onto middle rack and remove top
 rack from oven.  Before starting batter, wash 
 8 (1 pint) wide mouth canning
 jars with lids in hot soapy water and let 
 drain, dry, and cool to room
 temperature.  Generously prepare jars with 
 margarine.  In a mixing bowl,
 combine margarine, sugar, eggs, vanilla, 
 almond extract, and applesauce.
 In another mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa 
 powder, baking powder, baking
 soda, and salt.  Mix wet ingredients with dry 
 ingredients just until
 moistened.  Spoon 1 level cupful of batter 
 into each jar.  Carefully wipe
 rims clean, then place jars on baking sheet 
 (or they'll tip over) in the
 center of oven.  Bake 40 minutes.  Keep lids 
 in hot water until they're
 used.  When cakes are done, remove jars which 
 are HOT from oven one at a
 time.  If rims need cleaning, use moistened 
 paper towel.  Carefully put
 lids and rings in place, then screw tops on 
 tightly shut.  Place jars on a
 wire rack; they will seal as they cool.