Cake In A Jar

IMG_0869After showing you how to make Pie In a Jar, requests were made on how to make Cake In a Jar.

Here in the picture are five jar cakes without any frosting.  Ladies this is so easy!  

Remember you are not limited to just cake.  Brownies, banana bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread  the possibilities are endless.

If you seal the jars (which I did not obviously) they will stay moist up to 6 months.  If yours last 6 months more power to you. I have a meeting tonight with some ladies and these are going to be our treats.

  1. Wash and sterilize your jars and jar lids.
  2. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Spray the inside of your jars with oil.
  4. Make your cake mix.
  5. Using 1/4 cup scoop add batter to jars.  I fill mine just under half.  (they will rise and spill over if you add to much).  Everyone uses different size jars.  Play around and see what works for you.
  6. Wipe rim and side of jars clean.

Bake 15 minutes depending on size of jar.  Insert a knife and if it comes out clean, they are done.

If you are going to seal your jars do the following.  Boil rings and lids.  Take jars out of the oven and add lids and rings immediately.  Within 15 minutes your jars will seal.  Ping Ping is what you want to hear.

These make wonderful gifts (hint, hint).  Decorate them anyway you like.

Please tell me what you made in a jar and how you decorated them.  ENJOY!

28 thoughts on “Cake In A Jar

  1. I’ve heard of making cakes in tin cans, but I’ve never made one in a jar before. I love this idea and it’s perfect for entertaining. Guests love having their very own cake. So neat!

  2. My good friend served us cake in a jar for dessert at her home once and it was amazingly delicious. It is important to use wide mouth jars! I learned that the hard way!

  3. I have always wanted to do this because its fun and it is portable! I think my kiddo and I will be making these over the weekend!

  4. I’m going to have to try this. That looked so delicious! That’s a great idea for baking with my neices! I can’t wait to try!

  5. I’ve seen cakes in jars but have never tried them. I had no idea they would stay moist for so long, but I don’t think a dessert would last in my house for more that a day or two!

  6. This is such a great recipe idea! I love the idea of mug/jar desserts, because they’re great for one person and you don’t end up eating the whole thing haha! Also a great idea for parties!!

  7. Saving this idea! Thanks for sharing. Now that Thanksgiving and Christmas is just a few months away, I am collecting recipes for cakes, cupcakes, or candy that I can make and give as gifts for friends and family.

  8. This recipe is so unique! These little cakes would make great gifts for friends or co-workers. Thank you for linking up at The Blogger’s Pit Stop Link Party. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

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