Friday, May 27, 2011

A Fun Memorial Day Treat

 I have always loved the idea of gifts in a jar, what a great presentation for a homemade gift. Here is an idea from Babble of just serving dessert in a jar for a festive table decoration too. You could also do the angle food cake layered with pudding and berries in a jar to be patriotic and healthier.
 Babble has a custom-made treat just for the Memorial Day weekend.
While many cakes can be baked in jars, this one is baked in a large pan then crumbled into place in mason jars, thus allowing the final product to look as bright, colorful, and perfectly layered as the photo you see above.

Mem RWBCake2 231x300 Red, White, and Blue Cake   In a Jar

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1 tub vanilla frosting
  • red and blue food coloring
Mix cake mix according to package directions. Separate 1 1/2 cups of the cake mix into a separate bowl. Tint on of the bowls bright red and one bright blue with your food coloring. Pour each batter into it’s own greased 8″ round pan and bake according to package directions. Cool cakes completely.
To assemble jars, crumble cake into large pieces.  Fill the bottom 1/3 of the jar with blue cake. Top with a thin layer of frosting. Add a layer of crumbled red cake on top of that, then finish off your jars with a final layer of frosting. Add sprinkles, if desired.
Twist caps onto the top of your jars. Store at room temperature for up to 24 hours, and in the fridge for up to three days. Because you aren’t sealing the cakes into the jars, this treat is best when not mailed via snail mail.
Makes 3 medium-sized cakes-in-jars (shown in picture) or 6 small, cupcake-sized cakes-in-jars.

Be safe this holiday and have fun sharing good food with family and friends!

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