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In case you’ve ever had a loved one overseas due to the military or maybe just a loved one far away you might have at one point or another wanted to send them something sweet to eat. Well then I have something for you!
When my husband was in Iraq a few years ago he happened to be there on his birthday
:(…………. and if anyone really knows me they know I was crushed that I wouldn’t be there to celebrate with them or that he wouldn’t even have a birthday cake on his birthday! WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! NO BIRTHDAY CAKE ON HIS BIRTHDAY???? NO WAY
That’s just not right! SO I went to planning and thinking and planning and about a month before his birthday I had everything packed for his birthday carepackges except for a cake. Well I certainly couldn’t just pack a huge cake into a box… ship it to the other side of the world… and think it would turn out ok………. yeah………. so I saw on a website my saving moment for the cake!!!!!!!
CAKE IN A JAR!!!
Cake in a jar hu? Yep Cake in a Jar. You bake it in the jar, close the top and send it on its way. Kept fresh by the lib and was still yummy when hubby and his friends got them in the mail.
So how do I make a cake in a jar?? I’m glad you asked!!!
What you need:
1 box of cake mix (plus the eggs and oil and water for the cake mix, check out the back of the box for what you need)
8 straight-sided wide-mouth pint canning jars with lids and rings
What to do:
1.Prepare the cake according to package instructions, or use any cake recipe.
2.In pint size, straight-sided wide-mouth jars, put 1 cup of batter in each greased jar. Make sure to keep the rims of the jars clean. Put in preheated oven 350 degrees F. Place jars on a cookie sheet to keep from tipping over while baking.
3.Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
4.While they are baking, have your jar lids boiling in a pan of water. When the cake is done, take one jar out at a time and add the hot lid and screw on your jar ring and let set and cool.
5.It will seal as it cools. Place the jars on the counter and listen for them to ‘ping’ as they seal. If you miss the ‘ping’, wait until they are completely cool and press on the top of the lid. If it doesn’t move at all, it’s sealed.
Now they are ready to be sent on their way!!! Don’t forget to include a fork (plastic if your sending it to military) and maybe a can of frosting to go with it!