rainbow cake in a jar

this is such a cute & fun idea. a friend and I did this and it turned out great!

what you will need:
– a box of white cake mix   – eggs, oil, and water for the cake mix
– white icing homemade or store bought   – neon food coloring   – 4 wide mouth glass canning jars    – non-stick cooking spray


1 – pre heat the oven to 350 degrees, and spray the inside of the jars with non-stick spray
2 – make cake batter and divide into bowls, the number of bowls will depend on how many colors of cake you want to make – we did 5 with approximately 1 cup of batter in each bowl
3 – add food coloring to each bowl, until you reach your desired color
4 – spoon 1/4 cup of each color batter into the jars in whichever order you decide – the blue and the green may mix, so just be aware of that when choosing the order
5 – fill either metal baking pans or a glass baking dish with about an inch and a half of water and place the jars inside
6 – bake according to the box, and once done, allow to cool completely before frosting and decorate however you please!

note – the cake will most likely bake over the top of the jars – like this –  and spill into the baking pan, just cut off the top part once the cake has cooled

once decorated and frosted, you can choose to close off the jars however you like, we played around with a few ideas and this is what we came up with. have fun & enjoy!

recipe cred – by Brooke McLay on www.blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/04/08/rainbow-cake-in-a-jar/.


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