Summer is officially sneaking up on us! It certainly doesn’t feel like it in my part of the world, but give it a few more weeks and we’ll be right on track. Summer, for many, is about gatherings, picnics, barbeques, and other festive events. But unfortunately, for some, it may require you to be away from a place or a person you love. But no big deal, I have a solution, and it definitely involves cake.
For those of you who show your love with baked goods, we should start a secret club. I know who you are. You tend to make friends by offering up sweet treats wherever you go, right? You know, in a helter-skelter kind of way.
What about those of you who want to send cake to your friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/mom/sibling that you’ll be away from for the summer. Are you one of those? Yep, I’ve got you covered.
You can totally bake cake in a jar. Then you can pull it out of the oven, let it cool, and top it with delicious icing (and sprinkles of course). If you package it carefully, you can definitely ship this. It will still taste good after traveling a few days! I used pint-sized mason jars, but you can use whatever size you would like. Just be sure to use thick, sturdy jars.
Chocolate Cake Baked in a Jar
1/4 C White Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar
3/4 C + 2 TBSP Flour
1/4 C +2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
3/4 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/2 C Milk
1/4 C Saffola Oil
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Water, Boiling
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Mix all dry ingredients together. Add egg, milk, oil, and vanilla and beat well. Pour in boiling water, and stir the batter until combined.
Be sure to thoroughly grease the inside of the jars before pouring in the batter. I used a canola oil cooking spray.
Place empty jars on a cookie sheet. Fill the jars halfway with batter. Bake on cookie sheet for 18-20 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely, and top with your favorite icing.