Basic Process of Cake in Jars
- Favorite box cake mix or cake mix recipe
- Ingredients for the cake mix (eggs,oil,water)
- Mason jars and lids (You can get these at Wal Mart/Target, any size)
- Cookie sheet (You'll be placing the cake in jars on top of the sheet)
- Non Stick spray (optional)
What to do:
- You'll need to wash your mason jars with HOT SOAPY WATER to sanitize them, set aside.
- Prepare your cake mix, I personally use the boxed cake mix from my grocery store and I follow
it your way.
3. Make sure your jars are dry, and fill them half way with your cake mix batter (You
can spray the jars with non stick spray, but i don't see the point
of it, service members almost always eat the cake straight from the
jar, rather than taking the time to slide it out). No matter how big or small your
jar is, always fill it halfway. IT WILL RISE!
4. Set half filled mason jars on top of cookie sheet.
5. Place in 350 degree oven and let bake for 45 mins ( time varies depending on oven
so i suggest checking on them every no and then, making sure they don't burn, and such.)
6. While those are baking, Go on ahead and get your mason jar lids. and wash those with hot
soapy water (you can wash these in the begginning but i wash them while my cakes are baking)
7. Once cakes are baked throughly (and while they're still hot/warm), immadiatly place the lids on top.
this step is very very important! As it cools, it will become pressurized and suck in the lid,
sealing it for travel(you should also hear the "ping" noise). Careful not to burn your hands!
8. Bada bing bada boom! these babies are ready to be shipped.
- Bubble wrap for shipment
- Include plastic spoons
- Ship frosting seperate (Helps the cake stay fresh!)
- Keep a cake in jar for yourself, and when your service memberreceives it, open it up and see how it arrived for yourself.
General questions asked about cake in jars:
Q: How long do they last?
A: They last up to 6 months unopened.
Q: Why did mine mold?
A: Theres a good chance you didn't seal the jars correctly, or
make sure they were baked all the way through. It's happened to me
before and turns out I did not check to see if they baked all the way through.
The bottom of mine was still batter! :( I was so sad. So please be sure they're
both properly sealed and baked correctly.
Q: Can I use this same method to bake brownies?
A: Yes you can :)