Say Thanks to a Veteran!

Say Thanks to a Veteran!

If you know a veteran or anyone in the Military that lives out of town that you would like to say “Thank You” to, why not send them Cake in a Jar!  It is a great treat and you can decorate the jar to reflect your thanks! 

Decorated cake in a jar

I sent these cakes in a jar to my daughter when she was at Fort Lee Virginia finishing up her Army individual job training.  We were not able to make her graduation and I sent some of these cakes to her and her battle buddies congratulating them on a job well done and thanking them for their service!  They loved it and it gave them a taste of home and they knew someone was thinking about them.

These also make great treats to send to a college student who lives in a dorm. Shhhhhhhh I might be sending some of these to my daughter and her roomies as part of a “hope you survive finals” pack! 

 So to all of our Veterans -Thank you for your service and May God Bless YOU and May He bless America!

Recipe Follows – But remember the fun part is decorating the jars!  Dont forget to send some frosting, the forks and party napkins so your recipient has nothing to do but open the jar, spread some frosting and EAT!! 

Cake in a Jar

1 Box of cake mix

8 –wide mouth pint canning jars with lids and rings

1. Prepare the cake according to package instructions.

2. Spray non-stick spray inside of clean dry wide-mouth jars

3. Pour 1 cup of batter in each greased jar. Make sure to keep the rims of the jars clean and do not fill to the top.  Put in preheated oven 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place jars on a cookie sheet to keep from tipping over while baking.

4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.   If your cake has risen above the rim of your jar- trim it off to below the rim-no harm no foul.

5. While they are baking, have your jar lids boiling in a pan of water. When the cakes are done, quickly place a hot dry lid on top and screw on your jar ring.  Let cakes set and cool.

6. Cake jars 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.

7. After it cools it will pull away from the jar and when you are ready to eat, open and pop out the cake and enjoy.

8. Unsealed jars should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within 2 weeks. Sealed jars may be stored in a freezer.


see how the cake pulls away from the sides as it cools!

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