So, when I bought the dozen ball mason jars I really had the best intentions. I was going to make apple sauce and/or strawberry jam and can it. But, August turned to September, and September to October and my jars sat sad and unused. Finally, I came to the realization I just was not going to have the time to do either of those projects. So, Mott's applesauce and Smucker's Jam will be served in my house until further notice. But, I did still want to use the jars. So, I googled what to do with mason jars and found out you can bake in them, how cool is that?
I went with a Halloween theme on these.
Pictured below is what you will need. Minus, the man in the yellow shirt fiddling with the T.V. Although, he does occasionally come in handy..
I used 2 box cake mixes. One Chocolate and one white
Wilton Orange gel food color
canned frosting with sprinkles
8 ounce mason jars.
Now, go ahead and make the cakes according to their packages and add the food coloring to the white cake. I used quite a bit of food coloring because I wanted to make sure the orange was vibrant.
Now, layer the cake mix into the jars. Fill the jars about 2/3 of the way. Next, place them in a baking dish with about an inch of water. I only made 6 of these because I was a bit nervous on how they would turn out...... I should have been brave and made all 12. Anyhow, bake at 350. I baked mine for about 35 minutes and they came out PERFECT.
Expect that when you take them out of the oven that they will have kind of a round muffin top on them. Just go ahead and slice this part off
You could serve these right away or put the tops on and add a bow and some Halloween stickers in order to make an awesome gift. I am guessing you use some bubble wrap you could even mail these goodies.
Baby B (the Biscuit) would tell you how much he enjoyed this, but his mouth is full.