Jar Cakes are the Coolest Invention!
Who would have thought that you could bottle a
cake and it would last for 4-6 Months?!?
Cake Jars work best when made from scratch.
Heavy Cakes do the best!
Pictures are coming, my cakes are in the oven
as we speak!
You Will Need:
Clean Wide Mouth Pint Jars and Rings
and Your Favorite Recipe!
(Avoid cakes with chunks like zuchinni or carrots.)
Use Crisco to grease the insides of the jars.
Use 1 cup of cake mix per jar.
Make sure jar rims and super clean so that the jars
will seal correctly.
Bake cakes in jars that have been placed
on a cookie sheet. (Bake WITHOUT Lids!)
Place lids on jars until immediately after baking.
Jars will be hot so make sure you use hot pads.
Lids should be placed in simmering water while cakes are
in the oven so they will be ready for the jars
when the cakes have finished baking.
Tighten lids with rings and listen for the ping.
A sealed jar lid will not move up and down after it has
been sealed correctly. A sealed lid will be concave.
Let sit 12 to 24 hours and test the seal again.
Any unsealed jars should be put into the fridge,
and eaten within a few days.
(I'm sure it won't last longer than 1 hour!)
To eat cake . . . just use a knife to loosen the edges
and then the cake will slide right out.
Here are a couple of recipes for you to try:
Now you can have your cake and eat it too!
If you're looking for a Great Mother's Day Idea
this one would be MARVELOUS!
It's a . . .
A Jar Cake Swap
Mother's Day would be the perfect time
to give it a try!
Each person will make a different cake jar recipe,
bring it baked and ready to Swap at a
Mother's Day Luncheon.
By the end of Lunch, you could have as many different
cakes as you have guests!
Sounds like a great idea to me, and I would love to have the
opportunity to try different recipes without having to
make them all myself first.
You could present each MOM with all of the
Jar Cake Recipes put together in a mini-photo album
that has been "Tricked-Out" with a little scrapbook paper
(I'll see what I can do to help with that!)
I will the posting the second idea
yesterday . . . later today.
(Sorry, time just got away from me!)
Wednesday's Preparedness Project:
A Portable Changing Pad!