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How-to: Bake a Cake in a Jar

by Ricky Aggarwal

We have cupcakes, cake pop and now – cake in a jar!

Baking cakes in glass canning jars is easy and they are perfect as single-serve desserts. You can have them at parties or just toss a few into your bag to share with your BFF during tea time at work. Is it safe or how is it is even possible, you may ask? Well… thanks to Jutta, here is how she bakes her mouthwatering Apple Almond Cake – in a glass jar! (source)

Recipe for Apple Almond Cake

  • 4 mason jars of 250 ml (8.5 ounces) or 330 ml (11 ounces) each
  • 180 g (3/4 cup) butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 180 g (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 200 g (1.6 cups) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 to 4 apples
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar (or some vanilla essence)
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons almond flakes

Img Source: pinterest.com

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit)
  2. Melt the butter in a pot
  3. Whip the eggs, sugar and lemon juice until foamy
  4. Mix the flour and the baking powder. Then stir into the egg mix
  5. Mix the butter in
  6. Peel and cut the apples into small pieces. Then mix with the vanilla sugar
  7. Coat your jars with oil, then fill in the dough, apples, dough and repeat the same sequence
  8. End with a layer of dough and only fill to about half of the height of the jar
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes
  10. Mix the icing sugar with almond flakes and sprinkle them on the cakes
  11. Bake again for another 15 to 20 minutes, until an inserted skewer comes out clean

Your cakes are ready to be served as is, or you can also seal them and store them in the freezer for later.

They don’t just look good, but they also make great gifts with a personal touch, don’t you think?

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