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How To Make A Cake In A Jar For Year Round Gifts: Perfect Way To Remember Servicemen, College Students Or Friends.

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Making A Cake In A Jar Is A Wonderful Project

Making a cake in a jar is a project that we do any time of the year. These make wonderful hostess gifts, or for any occasion. When I had a daughter in college, she looked forward to receiving one of these to eat and share with her friends.

The cake is sealed in a Mason jar and arrives fresh. Remember to send along a plastic fork so the guys can dig right in. You can send the frosting along, too. (Make sure it's still sealed before sending so it doesn't spoil while shipping.) It’s better not to frost the cakes in the jar.

If you give the Cake in A Jar to friends, it would be nice to include a small package (Ziplock) or small cute container of Frosting, either store bought or made. Then they can just spread it on the cake.

Supplies You Will Need To Make The Cakes

You will need:

½ pint Mason Jars. These can be found at supermarkets. They usually come 12 to a case. (Pints or quarts work also, but I find the cake cooks more evenly in the 1/2 pint size.)

1 box prepared cake mix. We used Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix. You can make homemade cake if you’d rather. 1 box of cake mix made 6 Mason Jars of cake.

A large pan to boil the Mason Jars in to sterilize them.

Tongs to get the hot jars out of the water.

A funnel with a large opening to pour the batter into the jars.

Supplies To Make A Cake In A Jar

Supplies to make the cake in a jar.

Supplies to make the cake in a jar.

Sterilize The Jars

Boil the Jars and lids in a large pot of water for at least 10 minutes.

Boiling The Jars and Lids

It is very important to sterilize the Mason Jars before using them for the cake in a jar.

It is very important to sterilize the Mason Jars before using them for the cake in a jar.

Mixing The Cake Batter

Make the cake as directed: For this Duncan Hines prepared cake mix we used;

3 eggs

1 1/4 Cup Water

1/3 Cup Oil

Beat Well

Mixing The Cake Batter

Mixing the batter for the cake in a jar.

Mixing the batter for the cake in a jar.

Take The Jars Out Of The Boiling Water

After the Jars have been in the boiling water for 10 minutes, remove them with the tongs, and allow to dry. An oven mitt will come in handy at this point!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Removing The Jars From The Water To Dry

Pour The Cake Batter Into The Jars

After the Jars have dried, use the funnel to pour the cake batter into the Jars. Fill each Jar three quarters of the way full.

If you want, you may spray the inside of the jars with your desired cooking spray. But because the cake will be eaten directly out of the jar, you don't have to.

The cake will rise in the Jar, so don't overfill!

Fill Each Jar 3/4 Full

Fill the Mason Jar 3/4 full of batter for the cake in a jar.

Fill the Mason Jar 3/4 full of batter for the cake in a jar.

Place filled jars onto cookie sheet. Bake as directed by your recipe, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Filled Jars Are Ready To Go Into The Oven

The filled jars are placed in the oven to cook the cake in a jar.

The filled jars are placed in the oven to cook the cake in a jar.

Placing The Lids On The Cooked Cake

As soon as Cake is done, remove the jars from the oven one by one, and place a lid on the jar right away. It's good to have someone help you at this point. Remember to use an oven mitt too because the Jars will be hot! Screw the lids on very tight. You will hear a "pop" that will indicate the lid is sealed properly (this sometimes takes a few minutes before the air in the jar creates an airtight seal).

Lids Are Placed On The Tops To Properly Seal The Jars

The lid to the Mason Jar is screwed in place to properly  seal the cake in a jar.

The lid to the Mason Jar is screwed in place to properly seal the cake in a jar.

The Finished Cake In A Jar

This method can be used to send homemade meat loaf, stews, almost anything. Because the food is sealed in airtight jars, the food will remain fresh for a long time. Can you imagine how thrilled someone in college would be to get a home cooked meal??

Don't forget to pack plastic forks so they can dig in.

Pack the jars well in bubble wrap if they will be shipped.

The Cake In A Jar Is Now Finished

The finished Cake In A Jar is now ready for shipping or gifting.

The finished Cake In A Jar is now ready for shipping or gifting.

Please rate Cake In A Jar

If you like my instructions for making a Cake In A Jar, please let me know by rating it below. Thanks so much!

Make A Layered Salad In A Jar

I am discovering more and more uses for preparing food in Mason Jars. My latest is to make a layered salad in a jar. These can be made ahead of time, and are ideal for taking to work. Leave out the Hellman's Mayo for this salad. Just take your choice of dressing separately.

This is my Hub on How To Preserve Pecans In A Mason Jar

A Good Hub On Making Christmas Gifts In A Jar

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    If you are searching for a gift under $5, look no further. Chances are you will find an idea or two within my list. I've given many of these gifts and they were always appreciated. So I've been told. We get what we give. Give a gift and get a smile.

© 2011 Mary Hyatt

Comments

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on July 01, 2014:

Hi, ChitrangadaSharan Thank you so much for the nice compliment on how I make a cake in a jar. People who received these really enjoy them.

Thanks for reading and the votes, Mary

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 01, 2014:

Very nicely done hub and what a great idea!

This is very ideal to send as gifts, to close ones living away from home for studies or for jobs.

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing the details. Voted up!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 11, 2013:

Hi Peggy W Well, I appreciate the thought of sharing. The button is appearing on my page here. I appreciate the Pin, though. I wanted to make these cakes again this year, but I had too many other things to get done. Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 11, 2013:

I am going to pin this to my cakes and sweet breads board. Was going to share again but I don't see the share button. I did pin it from my bookmarks section.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 24, 2013:

Hi, sholland10 I am just delighted you like this idea of making a cake in a jar! I'm sure your son and his friends would be thrilled to receive one of these. Just follow my directions and you won't go wrong.

If you have any problems, please let me know.

Thanks so much for the votes and the share. I appreciate that, Mary

Susan Holland from Southwest Missouri on November 23, 2013:

This is a wonderful idea! I had never heard of cake in a jar before. I am going to try to do this and send it to my son and his friends in Afghanistan. Thanks so much for the idea!! :-)

Voted and shared!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 27, 2012:

Hi there, frogyfish. I'm so glad you found my idea of a cake in a jar a good one. I'm so happy I discovered this way to preserve not only nuts, but other foods as well.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary

frogyfish from Central United States of America on December 25, 2012:

What a fantastic and useful idea! And your instructions were great too. Now I am going back up to read about your 'pecans in a jar'. Thank you!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 12, 2012:

Hi, Johnny Parker. So nice to "meet you" today. I'm glad you thought my idea of a cake in a jar is brilliant! I think it's a pretty good idea too....I keep these on hand during the holidays for gifts.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Johnny Parker from Birkenhead, Wirral, North West England on December 12, 2012:

Brilliant idea, have never seen that before

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 11, 2012:

Hi, vibsites. I'm so glad you think my cake in a jar Hub is a great gift idea. Yes, I try and keep some of these handy for anytime of the year gifts.

Thanks so much for reading and for the votes, Mary

vibesites from United States on December 11, 2012:

Great gift idea, Mary, not just for the holidays. It's also good for takeouts and for picnics. Voted up and useful. :)

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 09, 2012:

Hi, Sunshine625. Thanks for your nice compliment. These make wonderful (and cheap) gifts for any time. They are easy to make, too.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Linda.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on December 09, 2012:

Festive, fabulous and yummilicious! Well done Mary! :)

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 09, 2012:

Hi, Thumbi7. I'm happy you like my idea of a cake in a jar. We mailed out 50 of these to some Marines just last week. They will be so glad to get them. We Americans don't remember our troops as much as we should, either.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 09, 2012:

Hi, midet38, What a nice comment you made on my cake in a jar. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

Thanks, too, for the share. You know I really appreciate that, Mary

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 09, 2012:

Hi, Justsilvie. Nice to see you today! I do hope you will try to make a cake in a jar.

Thanks so much for the votes, and the share. I appreciate that, Mary

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 09, 2012:

Hi,Jeannieinabottle. I'm so glad you like my idea of a cake in a jar. I hope I've inspired you to make some of these. They are really nice to have for gifts during the holidays.

Thanks for reading, commenting, and for the votes. Mary

JR Krishna from India on December 09, 2012:

It is a wonderful gesture to remember the armed forces for all that they do for us, and for what they are deprived of during our times of celebration.

This is an eye opener to me that in India, we don't think enough about the troops.

Thanks for sharing

Michelle Liew from Singapore on December 08, 2012:

A wonderfully creative idea, and a true expression of how creative you are, Mary! Thanks for sharing, and I'm passing it along!

Justsilvie on December 08, 2012:

Great idea, like to try this. Voted up and shared!

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on December 08, 2012:

This looks like so much fun! What a great idea. Forget about cupcakes! I want to bake cakes in jars from now on. Great hub and voted up!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 06, 2012:

Hi, carlajehr. I think that is great that you had a cake in a jar at your bridal shower! That was such a clever idea with the silver fork tied to the top...

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 06, 2012:

Hi, raincitygirl. I'm so happy you like my idea for a cake in a jar, and I do hope you will make some for Christmas. Your family will love them, I'll bet.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 06, 2012:

Hi, PaisleeGal. Most people are not acquainted with a cake in a jar. Your friends will be so impressed and they will enjoy getting one of these as a gift.

Thanks for the vote, I appreciate that, Mary

Carla J Swick from NW PA on December 06, 2012:

This is a fabulous idea. I had one of these at a bridal shower this summer, but I never thought about the sealing factor. They had little silver plastic forks tied to the top - very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Siri from Vancouver on December 06, 2012:

This is such an awesome gift idea! Thanks for it, I'm gonna try and surprise the family for Xmas :)

Pat Materna from Memphis, Tennessee, USA on December 06, 2012:

I've never heard of this. But will be giving it a try. Would make good gifts for many list of folks for any reason. Good hub... voted up.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 06, 2012:

HI, lemonkerdz. Most people have not heard of a cake in a jar, but they are really nice to have for gifts at anytime during the year, especially at Christmastime.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you will make these, Mary

lemonkerdz from LIMA, PERU on December 06, 2012:

Well! I must say i have never heard of making a cake in a jar, especially to send as gifts, never mind overseas. Thanks it made for interesting reading.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 05, 2012:

Hi, SkeeyD. You just made my day with your comment! I am so happy you like my idea of a cake in a jar. Yes, these do make very special gifts because most people have never seen these or heard of them.

I do hope you will make some of these for the holidays.

Thank you for reading, commenting, the votes and the share. I do appreciate that so much. Mary

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 05, 2012:

Hi, Lady Guinevere. Yes, just use a boxed cake mix for this cake in a jar. I kind of like the red velvet cake mix for the Christmas season for some color. Thanks for reading, commenting, the votes and the share. I do appreciate your taking the time...

Your neighbors will love you for their gift, and I know they will enjoy.

Goodnight, Mary

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 05, 2012:

Hi, Deborah Brooks. I'm so happy you like my idea for a cake in a jar. These really make nice hostess gifts around the holidays. I try and keep some on hand for last minute gifts, too.

Thank you for reading, commenting, the share and the Pin.

Goodnight, Mary

SkeetyD on December 05, 2012:

This was a wonderful and unqiue hub. Right up there as one of my favourite hubs of 2012. I would have never thought of doing this and it makes a special gift. Voted up and shared!

Debra Allen from West By God on December 05, 2012:

I was looking for the dry ingredients that you put in a jar, but this one is sooo much better. I voted it up and across the board. I am sharing this gem! Thank You very much and I will also print it out and make these for my neighbors. This is so great!!

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on December 05, 2012:

Mary.. I love this hub.. how wonderful.. I want everyone to see this.. what a great idea.... you are so original and talented... thank you

sharing and pinning

Debbie

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 05, 2012:

Hi, alifeofdesign. So nice to see you today. I am happy you are a fan of making a cake in a jar! I like to keep some of these on hand during the holidays to use as hostess gifts. Have you ever preserved other foods this way? We also do homemade foods to send to our troops. They love getting homemade meals!

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 05, 2012:

Hi, Iamsam I'm happy you found my Cake in a Jar interesting. I hope that means you might try doing this!

Thanks for reading. Mary

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 05, 2012:

Hi, pstraubie48. I'm happy you think my idea of making a cake in a jar is a lovely one. This year my family and I made 50 of these to send to the Marines. I have a son in law in the Marines, so they are near and dear to our hearts. Yes, the men in the Armed Forces are so happy to receive love from home. I have also sent homemade Chilli and Beef Stew preserved this way to them. They just love that!

Thanks so much for the votes, I do appreciate that. Mary

Graham Gifford from New Hamphire on December 05, 2012:

mary615, thanks for sharing. I'm a huge diy-er and love food crafts, especially. What I think is fabulous about this hub is your plan to make and give-isn't that why these projects tend to be so much fun?!*? I have made cakes in a jar and I hope your followers will give it a try because they are very simple and they do make wonderful gifts.

Helna on December 05, 2012:

Interesting...

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 05, 2012:

This is such a lovely idea. I do not think I have ever seen a cake in a jar before/have seen and baked them in a can. This is a novel idea and such a wonderful way to honor our troops. So many of them are away from their loved ones and a gift from back home means so much. Two of my nephews served on foreign soil and told of how uplifting gifts from back home are to them. Voted up up and away....sending Angels your way....ps

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 04, 2012:

Hi, Crystal Tatum. Yes, these cakes will NOT perish if they are properly sealed using the method I have described. I have used this method to preserve many foods, pecans and other things.

I try to keep some of these on hand to have ready for hostess gifts during the holidays.

Thanks for the votes, I appreciate that, Mary

Crystal Tatum from Georgia on December 04, 2012:

This is a great idea! I had no idea you could send perishable items like this overseas, but what a treat for the soldiers. Voted up and awesome.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 04, 2012:

Hi bridlalletter. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment on my cake in a jar Hub. No, you want to place the seal and lid on the jar as soon as it comes out of the oven. After a few minutes, you should hear the "pop" that lets you know the jar has properly sealed. That way you get a good seal so the food is preserved. I have used this method to preserve many different food products. Check out my links I included. If I were going to put these in a gift basket, I'd include a zip lock bag with some frosting.

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 04, 2012:

Hi, Deborah-Diane. It's so nice to see you today! These really do make ideal gifts for any occasion: Birthdays, hostess gifts, etc. I try and keep some on hand just for that purpose.

Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope you will make some of these.

Mary

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 04, 2012:

Good Morning, Peggy W. Thanks for coming back to my cake in a jar Hub! I keep these made all the time, and anytime I want to give a gift to anyone for any occasion, I'll have one ready. They not only make good hostess gifts, but Birthdays, etc.

To mail these, I try to get bubble wrap. These Mason Jars are pretty tough as I'm sure you know.

Thanks again for the share, I appreciate that. Mary

Brenda Kyle from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA on December 04, 2012:

After the cake cooks, you don't let it cool prior to sealing the jar? Thank you for sharing the idea. I am making food gift baskets this year, this is a fun addition.

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on December 03, 2012:

These cakes in a jar are a delightful gift idea!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 03, 2012:

Hi Mary,

Came back to this hub to once again SHARE since people are soon thinking of giving holiday gifts. Who wouldn't like a homemade gift this time of year? I think that this idea is great for folks nearby and particularly for people who live far away as they can be insulated and mailed easily.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 02, 2012:

Hi, unknown spy. I'm so glad you like my idea of making a cake in a jar. You should try this for Christmas gifts. Everyone loves to receive one.

Good to see you today!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 02, 2012:

Hi RichardPac. If this method is done correctly, i.e. the jars are sterilized and sealed correctly, they stay fresh for a long time. I've had some we have done that were still moist and fresh after a year.

When we mail these cakes in a jar, we include a zip lock bag of frosting.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on December 02, 2012:

wow this is soo cool and perfect!

RichardPac from Sunny Florida! on December 02, 2012:

Awesome idea! How long do the cakes tend to stay fresh? Any ideas on frosting them?

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 29, 2012:

Hi, stephensaldana. Thanks so much for reading about making a cake in a jar. I'm glad you like this idea.

stephensaldana from Chicago on November 29, 2012:

What an awesome idea! Thanks.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 29, 2012:

Good Morning, teaches12345. I'm glad you like the idea of baking a cake in a jar. We just finished making 25 of these and sent them to some Marines my daughter went to school with. They won't be home for Christmas, so they will mean a lot to the guys.

Dianna Mendez on November 28, 2012:

This is a great idea, Mary. I can see the cake in the jar would be a really nice gift idea for almost anyone. Wish I had the time to make one.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on November 28, 2012:

Hi, Sherry Hewins. This idea of making a cake in a jar seems to be popular year round, I'm glad to say. More and more people are learning how to make food other than cake in jars.

Good to see you again, Mary

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on November 28, 2012:

I remember reading this last year, it's still a great idea.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on October 02, 2012:

Hi, ExpectGreatThings, it's so nice to meet you! Yes, this is a good idea of a "cake in a Jar" to make and gift. It's always welcomed.

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. Mary

ExpectGreatThings from Illinois on October 02, 2012:

What a great idea! I had never thought of this or even seen it before, and I know lots of people who will enjoy getting one of these as a gift :)

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on September 19, 2012:

Hi, TToombso8, Yes, this Cake in a Jar is easy to do, and they do make ideal gifts year round, too.

Thanks for reading, commenting, the votes and the shares, Mary

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on September 19, 2012:

Wow, this looks so easy that even I could make it, and how cool would that be to get for a gift?! Great idea, Mary! I think the relatives will be getting these for Christmas this year! :) Voted up and sharing.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on September 14, 2012:

Hi Sharkye11. I'm so glad you like my Hub on making a cake in a jar, and yes, these make great gifts anytime of the year.

I have made them for Birthday gifts many times.

Thanks for reading and the votes, Mary

Jayme Kinsey from Oklahoma on September 14, 2012:

These are awesome and beautiful! I could see them making great Christmas or other holiday gifts as well. Voting up!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on July 27, 2012:

Good Morning, mvillecat. Like you, I have canned a lot of foods, but I never thought of making a cake in a jar until my daughter told me about this method. Now, I preserve nuts and other cooked foods this way. Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

Catherine Dean from Milledgeville, Georgia on July 26, 2012:

Fantastic knowledge to share with everyone. I have been canning this summer for the first time and these would be great, easy gifts. Thanks!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on July 20, 2012:

Hi, Au fait. I'm so glad you read my Hub on making a cake in a jar. Yes, it really is a good idea for any gift giving. My granddaughter who is pictured making the ones I used in the Hub had some friends in the Marines, and I cannot tell you how many of these she made and sent to them. They loved the cakes.

Thanks so much for the votes and the share. I appreciate that!

C E Clark from North Texas on July 20, 2012:

This a fantastic idea for a quick, inexpensive gift, and you can even ship it if necessary! I have read about making a cake in a coffee mug, but never about putting it in a jar and sealing it. This really is a great idea for sending overseas to our soldiers, too.

Voted you up, interesting, useful, beautiful, and awesome - will share!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 27, 2012:

Hey there, Lyn.Stewart. Good to see you again! I do hope you tried to make a cake in a jar.

Thanks for reading and commenting. Thanks for the nice compliment on my preserving nuts this way. It really does work well.

Lyn.Stewart from Auckland, New Zealand on June 27, 2012:

I will definitely check out your hub on preserving nuts. Love your cupcake tower hub as well.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 18, 2012:

Hi, RedElf, I'm happy you read my Hub on making a cake in a jar and enjoyed it. It really does open up a whole new concept of making and sharing food. Thanks so much for the votes, I do appreciate that! I'm so glad we are following each other now!

GoodEvening.

RedElf from Canada on June 18, 2012:

What a marvelous and thoughtful idea! I have bookmarked this for future reference - voted up and awesome!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 18, 2012:

Hi Lyn.Stewart. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my cake in a jar. I do hope you will try this. Remember, you can preserve any foods this way, not just cake. I wrote a Hub on preserving nuts this way, too.

Have a great day!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 18, 2012:

Good morning, jpcmc, I'm so glad you like my idea of making a cake in a jar. Just remember, the jar has to be a "Mason" jar used for canning, so you get a good seal and the food is preserved. Any kind of cake would work well, I think.

hope you have a wonderful day with your tropical plants!

Lyn.Stewart from Auckland, New Zealand on June 18, 2012:

wow ...I am soo going to try this. Thank you for sharing this with us all.

JP Carlos from Quezon CIty, Phlippines on June 17, 2012:

This is a great gift idea. I think I'll experiment on different jar shapes and cake recipes for best results. :)

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 17, 2012:

Hi moonlake. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my Hub about making a cake in a jar. I enjoy making them so much, and I know you would, too. Thanks for the nice compliment on my Hub, and thanks so much for the votes and the share! Goodnight.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 17, 2012:

Hi, Peggy W. Nice to see you tonight! Keep this idea in mind for future use when you want to give an usual gift. I have made homemade soups, meat loaf, and all kinds of good food for gifts sealed in a jar. I also preserve pecans (when I can get them from Georgia) in mason jars. I wrote a Hub about that method. Thanks so much for the votes, and the share. I appreciate that. Goodnight.

moonlake from America on June 17, 2012:

I have heard of cakes in a jar but have never made them. Your instructions and photos are great. Voted Up and Shared.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 17, 2012:

I had never heard of making cake in a jar. Wish I had known about this many years ago when both of my brothers were in Vietnam. Nice for people with relatives in the military to know about today + other folks who would be thrilled to receive a homemade gift that is out of the ordinary. Voted up, interesting, useful and will SHARE so that others can be surprised with such a lovely and thoughtful gift. Thanks Mary!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 21, 2012:

Good Morning, ytsenoh. I'm so glad you like the idea of making a cake in a jar. Thanks for the nice compliment on my Hub. Yes, it is amazing the things you can cook and preserve in a Mason Ball jar. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on May 20, 2012:

I love this idea! And, I learned something. I had no idea you could back in a mason jar. This was such a thoughtful hub. Thank you.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 19, 2012:

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Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 13, 2012:

Hi Dana Teresa, I'm so glad you like my idea of making a cake in a jar. If your brother is still in the Navy, you could send him home cooked Chilli or Meat Loaf. Bet he'd love that. You know how men love home cooking! See you again, soon....

Dana Strang from Ohio on May 13, 2012:

This is such a fantastic idea! I never would have thought of anything like this. My brother is in the Navy and I wish I had known about this when he was in Iraq...

I love to cook and bake. I see some tasty gift making in my future!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 12, 2012:

Hi Maralexa, thanks for reading my Hub about making a cake in a jar. Anyone who receives one of these will never forget you for doing this for them. We do like to do Chilli cause the guys love that so much.

Marilyn Alexander from Vancouver, Canada on May 12, 2012:

This is a wonderful idea! A cake in a jar! It never occurred to me -- thanks for the idea and the great directions. I also like the idea of making meatloaf or chili in a jar! Thanks mary615.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 07, 2012:

Good Morning , lj gonya. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about making a cake in a jar. I'm so glad you like this idea and you will try it. It's really easy and such a nice thing to do for anyone. I hope you have a wonderful day.

lj gonya on May 06, 2012:

Oh, this is a great idea. I can't wait to try this!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on March 16, 2012:

Good Morning, stars439. So nice to see you today! Thanks for reading my Hub on how to make a cake in a jar. I do hope you will try to make this cake. It's easy and it last for a long time in the Mason jar. Hope you have a blessed day.

stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. on March 15, 2012:

Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea. We love baked cakes. God Bless You Dear Heart.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 23, 2011:

Hi Agnes Penn, thanks for reading my Hub on how to make a cake in a jar! We did another batch to send out about two weeks ago to the Marines. They do so appreciate being remembered. Just remember if you do bake a cake in a jar, send along some frosting in a separate container. Merry Christmas, friend.

Maria del Pilar Perez from Nicholson, Pennsylvania, USA on December 23, 2011:

Mary, what a wonderful idea. This year I started working with preserves. I canned pickles this August. I never thought of a cake in a jar! Great gift for shipping for a far a way loved one.

God bless for thinking of our troops who miss home.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 16, 2011:

Hi Tina Truelove, I just commented but it disappeared so hope you don't get two! Thanks so much for getting back to me to let me know how your cake in a jar worked for you. I just edited the Hub to include: if you give the cake to friends it's nice to include a ready to eat Frosting, either in a Ziplock or a cute container. We send so many of these to the Armed Forces: they don't really care about the frosing, they just want to get at the cake! Thanks so much for sharing on your blog, I really appreciate that. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tina Truelove on December 16, 2011:

Mary,

I made cakes in jars this week. They turned out great! I'm giving them as gifts and everyone loves them! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!!!

I am going to share my experience on my blog and include a link to your article for instructions. :)

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on December 09, 2011:

Thanks, Joyce in PA. So glad you read this, and I hope you can use the information. I'm not familiar with how to make cakes in a cup. I'm curious about that! Try to make these cakes in a jar sometimes.

Joyce in PA on December 09, 2011:

I have made 'cakes in a cup' one at a time, but this is better. It's been years since I've canned food for storage, my jars now just store dry ingredience, from almonds and walnuts, oatmeal, dried beans, and even my flour is save from pesty panty moths. (we are surrounded by woods and have an enless parade of critters around us, sometimes in the garage and house.) If they can't smell the sugar, etc., that is in the jars, hopefully they won't get to the pantry. Must try the cakes as soon as possible, thought they won't last very long around here.

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