My kids attend a small private school and I was trying to find a gift to give all the teachers without breaking the bank. Cakes in a jar immediately came to mind. They are super easy to make and super tasty as well. You can make any kind of cake in a jar. I chose strawberry short cake – my favorite.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Muffin pan
- Pint size mason jar
- Cake mix
- Sliced strawberries
- Whipped cream (not pictured)
- Ribbon, stickers, or anything else to decorate your jar
Bake your muffins according to the box. I like to add in half water/half coconut milk for a fluffier muffin.
Cut the muffin into three parts.
Place the muffin top (the rounded piece) in first. Add a layer of strawberries, then a layer of whip cream.
Repeat step three until you have filled the mason jar.
At this point, you can add a personalized tag or tie a spoon to the jar for extra decoration. I was in such a hurry to make 12 of these that I didn’t take a picture of the final product 😦 … Next time.