Beer Button - Photo Style Recipes Button - Photo Style LitWit - Photo Style Crafts Button - Photo Style The Great Outdoors Button - Photo Style Photography Button - Photo Style Local Love Button - Photo Style Rainbow Button - Photo Style

Monday, June 20, 2011

Recipe of the Day {Rainbow Cake in a Jar}

I came across this thanks to my cousin Corri and her addiction to StumbleUpon. *smile!*

Link to the original recipe: CLICK HERE.  This site has some other amazing looking cakes in a jar - I love them because they are not only single serving, but they are so decorative!

I love how I come across other awesome things as I browse...  Lily is most definitely going to have a Unicorns and Rainbows birthday party when she turns 1 in November.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar
  • 1 box white cake mix made according to package instructions
  • Neon food coloring in pink, yellow, green, turquoise, and purple
  • 3 one-pint canning jars
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • Rainbow sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly wash and dry the inside of each canning jar. Spray the inside of each jar thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Scoop about 1/2 cups of cake batter into five small bowls. It doesn’t have to be perfect, don’t panic if you get a little more of less of one color than another.  Tint each bowl of cake batter with the food coloring until very vibrant.
Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the purple batter into the bottom of each jar.  Spoon equal amounts of turquoise batter, then green, yellow, and pink.  Place the jars in a shallow baking dish, add about 1/4″ in water in the baking dish. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Remove jars and allow to cool completely before scooping a small portion from the top of your cake and adding a hefty dollop of vanilla buttercream to the top. Sprinkle & serve, or cover with a lid and store in the fridge or pop into the mail & surprise someone you love!

When I make this in November, I'll let you all know how it turns out!  I can't wait to plan Lily's 1st Birthday Party!



  1. Super neat idea for my son's 1st birthday :) I might use different colors instead of doing a rainbow. Thanks!

  2. I LOVE the cake-in-a-jar! So pretty! Thinking these would be fun for a baby "shower" too!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.