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Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe

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Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe

Delish, reusable, and an instant smile maker, this mason jar craft really takes the cake. Our mason jar rainbow cake is bursting with flavor and fun, making this baking project perfect for the whole family.

If giving this cake as a gift, remember to include this little riddle: “this rainbow has no ends, so where is the pot of gold?” after the first bite, they are sure to know the answer!

(Because it's good, not because you put a gold nugget in it. Which would be awesome…because it would pay for their dental bill)

How To Bake A Mason Jar Rainbow Cake:

Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe

Supplies Needed To Bake A Mason Jar Rainbow Cake:

  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Food coloring gel in red, blue, yellow and green
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Mason jar
  • Baking tray
  • Electric mixer or wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • 7 small bowls

 

Step 1: Mix Sugar and Flour

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and then get your materials out for cooking! Add 3 cups of sugar and 4 cups of flour to your large mixing bowl. Use your mixer or spoon to slowly stir up the foundation of our cake.

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Start by first preheating your oven, then add dry ingredients
Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Add small amounts of sugar, then flour, then mix.

Step 2: Add Eggs And Butter

Add each egg one at a time, then your stick of butter, and mix together gently to avoid the mix going everywhere (trust me on this one). Just pulled your butter from the fridge? Transfer butter to a microwave safe container and nuke for 20-30 seconds.

Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Add eggs to dry ingredients
Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Mix in eggs to your batter.

Step 3: Mix In Vanilla Extract And Milk

Milk and Vanilla will help give our cake flavor and texture. Mix in slowly to avoid any spilling.

Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Add one cup milk to batter while slowly stirring
Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Add vanilla extract as you stir.

Step 4: Distribute Batter And Add Color

Distribute about a cup of the batter into each bowl, then take our your food coloring gel and squeeze out a small amount into all of the bowls. You may have noticed that there are 7 bowls and only 4 colors of gel to work with. Mix red and blue to make violet, red and yellow to create orange. Now you have a full rainbow to work with!

Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Separate batter into 6 smaller bowls.
Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Add food gel to each container. Gel works way better than food coloring drops!
Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Mix red and yellow to make orange, blue and red for the purple.
Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Here's what your 6 colors should look like.

Step 5: Create piping bags

The easiest way to get seamless layers is with a piping bag. Don't have any? You can use any plastic storage pouch for this step. Just roll down the plastic bags and fill up with one of your cups of color. Squeeze all the batter to one edge of the bag, then cut off the plastic bag edge with scissors. Now you have some piping bags!

Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Use plastic bags as piping bags

Step 6: Layer Up!

Clean your mason jar and then add the red batter in as your bottom layer. Remember the order of the rainbow? It's okay -I had to look it up too. It's Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet – in case you needed a refresher course. Take your time with each layer!

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Carefully squeeze colored batter into jar, starting with red.

Step 7: Prep Your Cake

Set your mason jar on a baking tray, then add about a 1/2 cup of water to the tray. This helps prevent your jar from cracking under pressure. Insert jar into oven and set timer for 20-30 minutes. Keep watch on your cake to make sure it does not brown.

Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Add water to the bottom of you baking sheet.

Step 8: Finishing Touches

Your cake may be over flowing with its rainbow guts when removed from the oven. No worries- this is normal. You can take a knife to cut off any overflow once the cake has completely cooled. Add some icing or frosting on top,  sprinkle on some sprinkles and you are just one unicorn away from pure magic!

Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Cut off any excess cake with knife to get a finished look.

 

Mason Jar Crafts | Homemade Rainbow Cake | Recipe
Add frosting, sprinkles and enjoy!

 

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Comments

  1. AvatarBabysittergirl says

    May 23, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    The idea for the craft is awesome, but the cake recipe is off. The flour-sugar-milk ratio is by no means what a typical cake. It comes out tasting very flour heavy.

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