Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Holiday Spice Cake in a Jar

So, for Super Saturday, I made this as a sample. This week I will pretty much show you all sorts of samples I made. This is a quart sized jar gift. The colors are regal rose, tempting turquoise, and certainly celery, which I believe was the color challenge a couple weeks ago - one that I never got to. The recipe came from a little book I got at Walmart, either last year of the year before that -- for $3 -- it is called "Holiday Jar Mixes" by Andra Roberts and Wilma Teal.

Here is the recipe:
Holiday Spice Cake Mix

In the jar:

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 ¼ tsp baking powder

1 ¼ tsp baking soda

1 ¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp cloves

½ tsp ginger

½ tsp allspice

1 ¼ cups white sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients. Mix. Place in a 1 quart glass jar. Attach a recipe card with the following ingredients and instructions:


½ cup butter, softened

1/3 cup shortening

1 ¼ cups buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla

3 eggs

Cream cheese frosting (optional)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. In a large mixing bowl, empty Holiday Spice cake mix (from jar). Add butter, shortening, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low until combined. Beat 2 minutes on high speed. Add eggs and beat two minutes more. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire racks. Frost with cream cheese frosting if desired.


Alli said...

This is amazing, can I have one? :)

Amanda said...

If it weren't so heavy to mail it I would say sure. It would probably cost me my first child to send it to you :) But, if I ever find plastic quart size jars, you can expect one is on its way to you Alli!

Karen said...

I really like this alot. I love the way you laced up the label. Very creative. Good job Amanda.

Lisa said...

I really like this! I love the ties on the side of the bottle. It reminds me of a corset and something that would need to be loosened when the cake was consumed! LOL
Wonderful gift idea.