Any of your favorite cake recipes can be used for cake in a jar
recipes, however, below we have a few favorite combinations to try.
Recipe combinations to try for your jar desserts
Lemon with lemon frosting
Red velvet with cream cheese frosting
Dark chocolate with buttercream flavored with coconut extract
Strawberry with strawberry cream cheese frosting
Chocolate with peanut butter frosting
White with white chocolate frosting
White with lemon frosting as filling
Chocolate with mint frosting as filling
Chocolate with chocolate filling
Yellow with cream cheese filling
Strawberry with strawberry filling
Chocolate with peanut butter filling
Yellow with peanut butter filling
How to Bake a Cake in a Jar
Make your favorite recipe and fill about 11-12 mini jars halfway. I
use one scoop from a large muffin scoop. Place on cookie sheet and
bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in
middle comes out clean. Allow to cool.
Prepare your frosting recipe . You want your frosting to be a little
more thin in order for it to be drizzled down the sides of
your cake. To make it thinner add a teaspoon of milk or water to
Poke a hole in the middle of your cake in the jar. Pour icing inside
the hole and drizzle down the sides.
You can leave it as is with the drizzle or decorate the top of your
"cupcake" with buttercream such as a swirl with a star tip. Add a
lid. Attach a bow if desired.
with Strawberry Icing
Another fun method for cake in a jar is to bake small cupcakes
separately and align them in a jar with layers of frosting.