Sunday, September 11, 2011

Raspberry Lemonade Cake in a Jar

I love, love, love ANYTHING in a canning jar!  There is just something about canning jars that feels homey and nostalgic.  Don'tcha think? 
When I started seeing the "Cakes in a Jar" and "Pies in a Jar" a while back, I knew I would be making some!
I finally got around to trying it for my Daughters 21's birthday party and it was so simple and fun!  I absolutely love the presentation! 

Here's a little tutorial for ya:  
I used the recipe for her favorite cake, Raspberry Lemonade Cake.  You can find that recipe Here
We LOVE this cake!  
I didn't make any changes to the recipe other than baking it in the jars, so here we go :) 

I used wide mouth 1/2 pint canning jars.  They seemed a better choice for a serving size of cake than the bigger pint jars.  
 I sprayed the inside with  a little cooking spray and filled them a little over half full.  Bake at 350 for about 22 minutes.  Test with a toothpick to be sure. 

Here they are all baked up.  Looking good! 

Poke your holes and spoon your Pink Lemonade/Jello mixture over the top....  mmmmmmm   Be sure to use  a toothpick and pull the cake away from the edges a little to make sure some of your jello mixture seeps down the sides.  Having it in the jars lets you see all the ooey gooey goodness.

Let cool completely and then use your favorite frosting.
I'm not really a fan of super sugary, whipped fat frostings, LOL... so I like to take an 8oz block of LIGHT cream cheese, softened,  a tub of LIGHT cool whip and a few tablespoons (to taste) of powdered sugar and make a little lighter frosting.  Now, Whip it...I say Whip it....Whip it good! (and sing that song the rest of the day :) )   Add a little dollop to the top of each cake and top with some lemon zest.  You could add some fresh raspberries, too, but I forgot them.   Walla!

Beautiful Raspberry Lemonade Cake in a jar :)  

Again, I definitely plan to make more of these using some of my other favorite cake recipes.... I'm thinking Caramel Apple Cake for fall..... mmmmmmmmm!

Thanks for joining me today!



  1. looks delicious! cake in a jar sounds so fun!

  2. Thanks, Brandi! It IS fun!! I'm collecting all kinds of cake in a jar recipes for the upcoming seasons that I can't wait to try. There is also Pie in a Jar, too!

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