May 31, 2012

How to: Cake in a jar

How original is it to serve cake in a jar? Use a big or small jar, choose your own flavors for the cake and layers, use the colors you love and make it personal! 

Click 'read more' to see the how to and recipe for the cake in a jar from the picture you see on the right. 

1 box chocolate cake mix, prepared according to package directions
- 1 teaspoon red food coloring
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 1 jar cream cheese frosting
- 3 pint-sized canning jars

Step 1Thoroughly wash and dry the inside of each canning jar. Spray the inside of each jar thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Step 2Stir the red food coloring into the prepared cake batter.

Step 3Spoon about 1 cup of cake batter into each jar.  Cook one jar at a time in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until the cake is cooked through. 

Step 4Allow jars to cool slightly, then scoop the top half of cake from the jar. Spoon a tablespoon or so of Nutella into the center of the jar, top with a dollop of cream cheese frosting, then replace the top half of the cake back in the jar, add another layer of Nutella, then enough frosting to fill the rest of the jar.

Step 5Serve immediately or cover with a lid and store in the fridge. Cakes should stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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