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.
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