applejelly in a jar

by wanda goodloe
(san bernardino)

My mother-in-law is from Louisiana and she use too makes this apple jelly layered cake without using measuring cups or spoons but now her eyesight has failed her. I would like to know how to make this cake. the icing was made from the apple jelly.

Hey there Wanda!

I've not heard of this cake but it sounds absolutely wonderful! I'll do some research through some of my old cookbooks and see what I can find out. If I find something, I'll be sure to post it.


I did find this recipe in an old cookbook from 1919. Hopefully this will be what you are looking for.

Apple Jelly Cake


1 cup of butter
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs, whites beaten separately
1 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of baking-powder
3 1/2 cups of flour


Rub butter and sugar to a cream, add eggs, milk, baking-powder and flour. Bake in layer tins.


3 large apples ("Greenings" preferred)
juice and peel of a lemon
1 cup of sugar
1 well-beaten egg


Pare and grate the apples, the juice and peel of a lemon, sugar and egg. Put in ingredients together and boil, stirring constantly until thick. Cool and fill in cake.

*****NOTE: Aside from the egg, the filling appears to be the same apple jelly that you would buy in a jar.

As for the instructions for making and baking the cake:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (8 or 9 inch) cake rounds. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer.

Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the milk. Mix well.

Mix together the flour and baking powder. Stir the flour mixture into the batter.

Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° F until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. I'm guessing maybe 25 to 35 minutes depending upon the size pan you use. Cool 10 minutes. remove from pans and continue cooling on a wire rack until completely cool.

Cut each layer in half making 4 layers. Fill the cake with the apple jelly.

Hope this is what you were looking for!

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