Homemade Canning Jar Cakes for Gift Giving
Canning jars are so versatile, you can use them for canning, pickling, storage, and now for canning jar cakes for gift giving. I have wanted for the longest time to try this, it seemed more difficult than it turned out to be. I’ve had this recipe saved in my bookmark for at least a year.
This is the perfect gift for sending to loved ones and friends. You can choose any flavor cake or quick bread to make. The sky’s the limit. 🙂 Plus they were fun to make!
1 Boxed cake mix pf your choice (prepared as directed), I made a Triple Chocolate Cake
6 pint size mason jars with bands and seals
spray oil for jars
scraps of fabric
1 cup pounded sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Prepare the cake batter as directed
Scoop the cake mix into the clean jars filling to the 1 cup line or about halfway
Bake for about half the time as directed on the box or for about 25 minutes
While the cakes are baking you can prepare the glaze topping by mixing the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together.
I used a toothpick to test for doneness.
Use a metal straw or a wooden skewer to quickly make holes in the cake so the glaze will soak in.
Quickly put the seals and bands on the jars while they are hot, this is how the jars will seal. I’ve made these several times now and the quicker the better.
Plus no matter how quick I do it at least one jar doesn’t seal, but that’s never a problem around my house… We managed to eat any mistakes within the day.