Cake in a Jar
Advice on baking cake in jars. You can use any cake recipe for this.
Advice on baking cake in jars. You can use any cake recipe for this.
This is a GREAT ideal for anything. I have a son in Iraq and it was his Birthday. I made him this cake in a jar and sent it to him and some of the other soldiers to help him have a cake for his Birthday. It turned out great for him. He loved it so much. Thanks for the help to help the soldiers to have some home cooking from home.Read More
This is a GREAT ideal for anything. I have a son in Iraq and it was his Birthday. I made him this cake in a jar and sent it to him and some of the other soldiers to help him have a cake for his Birthday. It turned out great for him. He loved it so much. Thanks for the help to help the soldiers to have some home cooking from home.
this exploded on me!!!!!!!!
My sister and I made this with Cinnamon Swirl Cake mix to send to my husband who is in the military overseas (for his Birthday) We sent him 2 jars and tried one ourselves. It really does seal! One thing is you have to use no more than a CUP of cake batter or you will be cutting the top of your cake off before you put the lid on. Now if only I had a food saver bag to put some icing in there for him!
This was such a great idea!! I made several different flavors during the holidays and made gift bags for the people I work with. They were huge hit! I used the small jars so I could give everyone a sample of each flavor. This year I am going to have to stock up on the jars because they were very hard to find that time of year.
What a cute idea ....I made them using the Chocolate Pudding Fudge Cake recipe and they looked great until they cooled ... shriveled in the jars and looked quite unappealing. The leftover batter I cooked in a pan and it tastes OK, but after all the work you still have to store the cakes in the freezer or eat them right away. On a good note ...I just found the Allrecipe web site this weekend and it is GREAT! Been glued to my computer since!
This is a great idea and I really wanted it to work, as I was giving them as Christmas gifts to the girls at the office. One cup of cake batter per jar is not enough, I could never find the right amount to get them to fill the jar but not go over. Also when the jars sealed and began to cool down the condensation built up and you could see the cake getting soggy in the jar, yuck! Not a pretty presentation, I was running around at the last minute trying to find something to give instead of these.
I'm very excited to find this recipe. My husband is deployed and will miss his 40th birthday. I've done a trial run and it turned out great. I used German Choc. cake mix. His favorite. Before I put the seal and screwed the lid on I injected the icing into the middle with my cake decorator. That way all he has to do is open and enjoy. Thanks for the great idea.
LOVED THIS IDEA! I just made these for my husbands birthday, which he is spending in Iraq. I followed the recipe word for word and they turned out PERFECT!! I sent him a jar of his favorite frosting too :) I'm SO glad I was able to make him a birthday cake and make this day special for him, even from across the world! THANK YOU!! :)
Sent this to a soldier in Iraq and he loved them. It took about 8 days to get them there and they arrived moist and fresh. I completely recommend this recipe!!! Try sending aersol can frosting w/the cakes - worked for me. Oh and YES, this recipe will survive the nasty heat in Iraq. :)
My hubby said this cake was great! I would like to mention though that this only made 5 cups of batter - so only 5 jars of cake. I used a regular cake mix.
This is fabulous for military families. I did this for my husband several times when he was in Iraq. But whenever I used a yellow cake mix it was spoiled by the time he got it. I think it has something to do with the light getting to it. But worked great for any dark cake mix. It is a must try!!
I used this recipe for a base idea of how to make jar cakes... Our favorite that we tried was Monkey Cake, just use store bought banana bread quick bread, and then top with milk chocolate frosting...yum!
While my fiancee was in the middle east I would would send him some sort of treat in a jar. I made breads, muffins (in the shape of a jar), cakes and brownies. They worked every time. Out of everything I sent him his favorite and first to go where always anything that came in a jar. It was a nice piece of home and my baking. Even all the guys in his division thanked me numerous times and even still they will tell me they always got excited for Scott's packages and the jars inside. If you have a loved one deployed do this and they will love it!! Promise!
Made my boyfriend in Iraq his favorite cake for his birthday! Pineapple upside down cake! It worked, this recipe is awesome!
This is a great cooking activity for the family. My four year old was able to spoon the batter into the jars and help choose and tie the fabric to the jars with pretty ribbon. The kids were very proud of the end result.
I didn't get 8 either. But I used the WIDE-MOUTHED jars, so I figured that was to blame. They're still in the oven, almost ready. and will be traveling to the middle-east in a care package, along with a tub of icing for my husband whos birthday is soon. Thanks for the help, he'll get a big kick out of this.
My husband just received the cake in a jar today in Iraq and he said he LOVED THEM! I decorated them all patriotic for all the soldier with him. :) I am definitely going to send them again!
THis recipe only made 5 pints for me. I did alter the recipe by adding sour cream, chocolate pudding and chocolate chips, to make a chocolate chip poundcake.
This was so simple and easy to do, and my husband loved it. He's in Iraq and I sent it for his birthday. He said it was awesome :)
Great recipe! I made it for my co-workers and they loved it! Thanks so much
I loved this idea. I made it as a father's day gift and had a few cakes left for entertaining as well. I didn't get 8 jars but only 4 1/2. Still a great idea.
My best friends fiance is in Iraq and I made him cake because I was bored. My ex boyfriend along with about 8 of my other friends are also in Iraq and this is an awesome idea. They love it and it turns out awesome.
How amazing was this!! I didn't know what to do for this deployment and I found this before he left. His birthday is today and I can't wait for him to get it. It taste a little different baked in a jar, but not to much. Thanks so much for such a great idea.
This is such a great idea! My husband is deployed and I wanted to send him a cake for his birthday. I used a boxed cake and it only made 6 cakes in a jar. I kept one for myself and it was very moist and fresh! I will be using this again!
I tried these out for a test. They were great? Going to make more for 4th of july. putting a stars and striped napkin tied with a wired stars ribbon, inserted with a fork. I also did what another lady did, and squeeze in icing in middle of cake, (like twinkie type,) before putting on lid. Decorating the jar is the fun part! Going to have a garden party, and I am serving everything in mason jars! Unless possibilities. Thanks for the idea!
Good recipe, but a little off on the servings. No, it's not ideal to bake a cake in glass like this, but if you want to share it long-distance you don't have a lot of options.
this was a lot of fun. I used a Golden Vanilla cake mix, which needs no frosting. Friends and family thought this was great.
Loved the idea... Made Chocolate/Mayonaise cake. Got 7 1/2 half pints. Just perfect for taking in a lunch. My husband really liked them. Turned out so moist and good. Am making more today. I used 1/2 cup of batter in each jar. It raised just to the top of the jar. After putting the lid on they were perfect.
I sent these to my husband in Iraq for his birthday. They traveled well, and so did the jars of frosting I sent with them. Thanks!!
I made it and it taste yummy! I love this.. I send my bf a cake in the jar. He's in iraq. It should take around 13 to 14 days to get to him. I just made a simple white cake.
I've made these 3 times now and have been very pleased with the results! I've experimented with regular cake and even made a rum cake for Christmas gifts. If you only fill the jars 1/2 full, the cake can sometimes go over the top, but I just push it back down with the lid and it has always sealed properly. A big hit with my crowd! My latest is for a friend to celebrate her new house...the Post Office broke the first ones. Hope these get there!
I used this recipe to send to my husband for his birthday all 3 times he was deployed. Great for sending a "party in a box." I always sent frosting along with a bag of balloons to blow up and whatever silly games/toys/etc. I could find. This would also be a fun recipe for a themed party or to take on a picnic!
I sent several of these to my fiancé, who is deployed overseas, for his birthday. He LOVED them! I used a chocolate cake mix and sent it with a tub of frosting. A few cakes came out of the jar in the oven (for whatever reason) but the ones that did come out were great. Some of the cakes looked like the bottoms were not done (they were lighter than the tops), but I tested one and it was fully cooked. All in all, excellent recipe! I was so glad that my soldier could eat cake on his birthday! :)
Great tips! I used a slightly larger, rounded jar. I can't wait to give these as gifts for Christmas!
I made this up and took all eight jars to my Mom who has had a stroke and is unable to do much cooking on her own. These jars can be stored on a shelf and pulled out & used one at a time. Works out great for her!! Thanks for the idea.
this recipe looks so yummy . . . when i made it everyone loved. this is the best recipe ever ;}
this was a very quick and inexpensive gift. I made these up and gave them away as teachers gifts.
I used an Apple Cake recipe and put it in the jars. Total time took 1 hour from prep to sealing the jars. Jars sealed no time flat!! What a great idea for gifts or a fundraiser.
I made these for my church bazar and it was a great hit.I also added a copy of the recipe to each jar. I gave two of my friends a copy and they make them ahead for future parties and drop in friends.
Loved it. Made mine with spice cake mix and used applesauce instead of oil and added a few nuts. Fun to do also!
I personally tried this recipe for mothers day gifts. It was the biggest hit! I also have my own frosting recipe so I purchased small canning jars with fancy lids and put the frosting in these jars and added them to the gift along with homade tags off the computer and everyone wanted this recipe!!
I must have put too much batter in my jars, because it overflowed :) However, once I got that problem fixed, it worked out great! Thanks!
Grandchildren & I made these for there teachers. What a wonderful idea.