Cake in a Jar

The idea & post for cake in a jar is courtesy of a question on my Facebook page.

Making teacher or co-worker gifts that will impress (not to mention survive the trip to school/work) isn’t always easy.

Cake~ baked in a canning jar fits the bill perfectly.

Here’s what to do…..

  • Cake mix…make your own or use a boxed mix.
  • canning jars, half-pint or pint-sized
  • Set your oven to the correct temp for your recipe.
  • grease the canning jars

This is very important…..

  • fill the jars ONLY half way full *if you fill them past the half way point, you’ll have a cake-eruption.*
  • place the jars on a cookie sheet
  • bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean
  • remove the jars from the oven.

I recommend that you….

  • Ice the top of the cakes

  • place the lids on.
  • allow the cakes to cool.
  • Store them in the fridge until you are ready to send them off to school or take them to work
  • re-ice the cakes before you send them off, the first icing will melt into the cake a bit.
  • The jars should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within 2 weeks.
Monday is another Slow-Cooker link-up! Let’s Get Cookin!


  1. Wow, what an incredible gift idea!
    🙂 Mandy

  2. What a fun idea.

  3. what a sweet idea, this opens the door to all kind of exciting things to bake in jars! awesome tip!.. c

  4. That´s so clever – I was expecting to see th emix in a jar, not a real live cake!!!

  5. Haha, what a great idea and having your own individual pot is great cos it appeals to my greedy and selfish side – I will share my food but sometimes it’s just so nice to have something all to yourself LOL

  6. What a cute idea Jamie!! I know some of my coworkers would be thrilled with this!!

  7. I love the idea of re-icing!

  8. Very impressive! I’m going to try this for sure!

  9. What can I say? AWESOME!!!


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