Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Strawberry Cake-In-A-Jar 2014

I found this great recipe on one very sweet blog. I thought I can share it here with you! Before I start here is the cute blog  ->  MiniBaker 
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DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray three 8″ round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Blend the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and sour cream in a large bowl until all ingredients are moistened. Using a had mixer, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
3. Pour 1/3 of the strawberry cake batter into one of the cake pans. 
4. Add a 7-9 drops of food coloring to the remaining batter. Mix thoroughly. Pour half of that batter the second cake pan. 
5. To the of the batter add 5-7 more drops of red food coloring. Mix thoroughly. Pour this batter into the last empty cake pan. 
6. You should have three pans, with even amount of cake batter, in three shades: pink, red, and dark red. You can add as much or as little food coloring as you’d like to customize your shades of pink & red.
7. Bake cakes for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let the cakes cool completely.
8. Using a round biscuit cutter, or any other object the same diameter as your mason jars, cut 9 circles out of each cake. You will have 27 circles total- 9 in each shade. Set these aside while you make the frosting.




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Cream Cheese Frosting:
INGREDIENTS:
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3-4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

DIRECTIONS:
1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
2. Mix in vanilla and then gradually mix in the confectioners’ sugar. Add more or less sugar, depending on how creamy or stiff you like your frosting.
3. Put the dark red cake circles in the bottom of your mason jars. Using a spoon or a pastry bag, pipe 1 tablespoon of frosting on top of the cake circle. 
4. Next, put the bright red cake circles on top of the frosting. Top with another tablespoon of frosting. Repeat with the pink cake circles. Top with some pink sprinkles and eat up!


Enjoy!

Check out my post for Valentine's day  and the love recipe for chocolate cupcakes for Valentine's Day 

21 comments:

  1. These are so gorgeous, aren't they? Love the colours! Your latest Google follower! Lin xx

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  2. they ( almost ! ) look to good to eat !!! What a great idea you have here !

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  3. This is a perfect gift for someone special. The heart shape toppings are really cute which is the main attraction for this cupcake jar.

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  4. So cute and I just have to make some!

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  5. adorable! can't wait to try this! thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. These are adorable...... can not wait to make them :)

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  7. What a cute idea for this Valentine's day!!

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  8. I love this idea for Valentine day , I am going to try this it is really pretty

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  9. Thank you! I would love to see some pictures of the result!

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  10. I am going to make these for my daughters bridal shower. Thanks for the idea!

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  11. Those are so cute!!!! I'm going to try it!!!!!!:)

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  12. What size mason jar did you use?

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  13. Lovely combination of colours! Just a perfect v-day dessert!!!

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  14. this is SO CUTE! thanks for sharing!

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  15. What size mason jar and where to get the red heart to top the cupcake?

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  16. How many boxes of cake mix to use??

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  17. Awesome Recipe.
    I love the choices you picked and I would be happy to make any one of them.
    So many great ideas! Everything looks so appetizing!Can’t wait to try it!

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