Red Velvet Cake

2/3 c. mayonnaise
3 c. white sugar
3 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 c. applesauce, unsweetened
3 c. white flour
2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. red food coloring

Prepare jars as any other cake in a jar. Beat together mayonnaise and half of sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, remaining sugar, vanilla, food coloring and applesauce. Sift together dry ingredients and add to applesauce mixture a little at a time: beat well after each addition. Pour one cup of batter in each jar and carefully remove any batter from the rims. Place jars in a preheated 325 degree oven and bake for 40  minutes. while cakes are baking heat jar lids until ready to use. Remove cakes from oven one at a time clean rims add lid and bands. Jars will seal as they cool. Makes 8 pint jars.