Cake in a Jar

Cake is powerful food. It brings people together.
Jim Gaffigan

In honor of a cake post, here is a bit about cake. You're welcome.

So I saw this recipe and thought it would be a cool project for No T.V. Tuesday
It's pretty simple and fun, and if Pastor Ryan can do it, so can you!

Here is what you need:

  • 1 box white cake and ingredients to make according to box
  • food coloring, neon is best, but use what you have
  • 3 one pint glass jars
  • one can frosting (we didn't have any on hand, so i whipped up some cream cheese goodness)
  • sprinkles (my son jack's favorite part)
Here is what you do:

Preheat oven to 350F or 175C I would assume for you metric folk. 

Wash and dry the jars inside and out and spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Set aside
Divide into 5 bowls, which is a little more than half a cup each.  Choose your colors and mix.
Spoon around 2-3 tablespoons of the batter into the jar of each color, making sure you dont go more than 3/4 of the way up the side. We tried for a rainbow effect, but it is more of a tie dye effect!

Place jars in a baking dish and add around a 1/4 inch of water to the pan. Or 6 millimeters for you metric junkies out there. Bake for around 30-40 minutes depending on your oven and location. If you have one of those Pampered Crook ahem Chef cake stick checker things you can check to see if there are done. If not you will begin to smell the cake and you can see if the edges are browning. 

Remove, let cool, scoop a bit of cake out if need be and apply frosting and sprinkles. 


Thanks for checking out Pastor Ryan's first Bean's Blog entry.
I think next time we are going to try red velvet cake and nutella frosting...


Anonymous said...

Looks good! I can't wait to hear more from pastor ryan!

Hannah said...

Thanks, Pastor Ryan! Great post! This looks much more fun than TV...

Bonnie said...

I love it !! We are so totally going to try this non-vegan delicacy of yours !!

Kath said...

I love cake! I could do without frosting, I hereby volunteer to eat whatever scraps you feel you need to remove to make room for the frosting! Can't wait to hear the results of the chocolate experiment!