Mason Jar Cake




Introduction: Mason Jar Cake

About: Mom of 2 kids, Food Blogger, Foodie :)

Cake in a Jar!... Yes, these cakes are baked in the mason jar. It is so much fun and simple too..

I made a simple vanilla sponge cake and frosted the cake with buttercream frosting.

The colors which I have chosen for the cake is to match the Christmas theme... ( Red, Green and White)

Try this cake with your fav choice of colors. I am sure you will love it.

Step 1: Ingredients & Supplies

Ingredients for cake batter:

Self raising cake flour-1 1/2 cup

Unsalted butter(softened)-1/2 cup

powdered sugar-1cup


vanilla extract-1/2 tsp

milk-1/2 cup

Food Color - Red, Green

Ingredients for frosting:

Unsalted butter(softened) - 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar - 1 1/2 cup

Table cream - 1 tbsp

Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp

Supplies for baking:

1 pint Mason jar - 3

Baking tray

Cooking spray


Step 2: Cake Batter

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Add in 2 eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well with electric hand mixer.

Add milk and sifted flour into it. Mix all well without any lumps.

Divide the batter into two bowls. Add food colors and mix until you get the desired color.

Step 3: Cake in a Jar

Wash all the jars and pat dry it thoroughly.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Grease the inside of the jar with cooking spray.

Add 2 tbsp of red batter on bottom of all jars and start layering the jar in alternative batter colors,until you reach 6 layers.

( Leave 1 1/2 inch space in top of all the jars for cake raising)

Fill the baking tray with 1/4 inch water. Place the jars on the tray.

Bake it for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted and comes out clean.

Let it cool for sometime.

Step 4: Buttercream Frosting

Take all the ingredients in bowl, beat it in speed 2 using electric hand mixer for about 2 minutes.

Step 5: Frost the Cake and Sprinkle Sprinklers

Transfer the frosting into piping bag. ( I used 1M star tip)

Once the cake completely cooled down, frost the top of the cake and sprinkle some sprinklers on it.

Done :)

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    5 years ago

    I use Mason jars for almost EVERYTHING! Imagine my delight to find a carton of half pint WIDE mouth, straight sided jars! I really like straight sided jars for freezing and baking. And they are easy to clean.


    7 years ago

    Superb work...


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I think this is fantastic! I love the idea of being able to bake a cake in a jar and then ship it or send it to someone. I may have to try that out sometime!

    I did have one thing I wanted to point out. If you've read much online about baking in mason jars you've probably had this pointed out before, but those temperatures are actually *not* approved of by the manufacturers. I didn't know this, so I was quite surprised when I had a mason jar crack (quite spectacularly) on me a couple weeks ago.

    Now, the most that will happen is that the jar will crack, but according to what I read on the internet (so it must be true) there's no risk of it exploding unless you seal the jar during baking (which would be crazy). If it does crack, you probably shouldn't eat the cake as it'll be laced with glass shards (not quite FDA approved).

    Sorry, this comment went on a little long, but I want to spare your readers the shock I went through when my jar's bottom cracked off while pouring hot bacon grease into it. I love this Instructable, and I'm definitely going to have to try this myself!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I have never know about this. Thank you so much for sharing additional information.

    This is the first time I baked in glass container. It was not break in my case. I filled the baking tray with 1/4 inch water, thats y it dint break I suppose.

    As you said, It would be nice gift ( If its safe and no broken glass jar)