Little jars of fun

I’m kind of into baking in mason jars right now.  A recipe manifested itself onto my social media feed and I have made cakes in jars twice since then.  Actually, if I’m being honest, I’m into putting pretty much anything in little jars, as they are cute and small and so convenient.  With the new job and a 3-month old puppy, I haven’t had much time for baking.  But this recipe takes virtually no time in preparation and an hour to bake.  

You just start with your favorite vanilla cake recipe and seasonal berries. I filled 3/4 of half-pint sized mason jars with the batter and fruit.  Top with unsweetened coconut shavings and into the oven they go for an hour.  Make sure the jars don’t touch, so the heat circulates evenly.  I didn’t have any dried beans on hand, but if you pour them around your jars in a deep baking dish, it will keep them from sliding around.

I also made freshly whipped cream to top off the cakes and gifted one to my former co-worker for her birthday.  Who doesn’t like receiving cakes in jars?  Enjoy, Fiesta Friday-ers!  And happy anniversary (belated, oops) to Angie’s wonderful blog event.  She’s been a great friend and hostess.

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25 thoughts on “Little jars of fun”

  1. Hey, more cakes in jars!! I really should try them. Would be great for a party or picnic! Is it hard to clean the jars?

    Lots of things going on for you, Noony? Life-changing events, new job, new puppy. Yet here you are at the anniversary party! So great to see you! 🙂

    1. You know, I didn’t even grease the jars and they were easy to clean. I want to more things in jars! Yes, yes, lots of new things. Hopefully I can party more often. I miss you guys!

      1. I hope so, too, Noony! We greatly miss you, too! That new puppy, though, is going to take up a lot of time. I keep telling that to my kids who are still asking for one. Maybe this summer 😃😃

  2. These desserts do look so pretty in jars. Wish I had thought of this when I had to pack school lunches, but no reason I can’t enjoy them here now at home. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These cakes look adorable in the jars and yes, they make the perfect can’t-say-no gift! Thank you so much for sharing these with the Fiesta Friday crowd – Happy Fiesta Friday!

  4. I think you need to change the name of this post, Noony…”Delicious” Little Jars of Fun would be more fitting. 🙂 I so many mason jars in my house, yet have never used them for this purpose. Thanks for sharing your recipe and the push to whip some up! Would it be piggish of me if I used my quart size jars? Thanks for bringing this fabulous dessert to the Fiesta Friday Anniversary party!

  5. Hey Noony, so nice to see you again at FF! Sounds like you have been super busy, but the cakes look so gorgeous! What a wonderful idea. Many of my colleagues make salad in a jar, but I have never seen the cakes! Great idea! 😀

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