Thursday, December 20, 2012

BASIC CAKE-IN-A-JAR

Fun gifts and/or party cakes.

2 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup butter
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
6 or 7 pint canning jars

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the water and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients and combine well. 

Pour 1 cup of batter into each of the pint jars.  Bake cakes at 325 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until cakes test done.

VARIATIONS:
For BANANA NUT CAKE: add the following to the basic cake mix above and follow the above instructions for baking.
2 cups mashed bananas
1 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

For POLKA-DOT CAKE: add 1 cup mini M&M candies to the basic recipe above and follow the basic directions.


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