I love Mason Jars. They are reusable, great for canning, jams and storing food. I found this website that sells caps for mason jars that I totally fell in love with. They are called Mason Jar ReCap.
My 2 favorite ones are the one with the flip top and the one to pour liquids from, but they have so many other ones to choose from.
I made a tutorial on how to use Mason Jars for cakes. It’s a fun way to make cakes to take along or share with friends and family. And I will say that there is not one person that doesn’t smile when you share a mason jar filled with delicious cake. Even if you have a cake shop, it’s a great way to sell cakes. They stay moist longer because they are sealed. Win win!
For this tutorial I used my Banana Cake Recipe. People are always trying to find ways to pair cakes with fillings and I am sharing one of my favorite ones.
I used sugar covered roasted pecans and caramel as part of the filling for this cake. I will be sharing the recipe for the roasted pecans soon. Basically I layered the banana cake, then added a layer of caramel then added the roasted pecans on top and finishing it with another layer of cake and buttercream.
You can use any buttercream you like for mason jars. Even soft icing will do great since the jar holds everything together. For banana cake you can use cream cheese frosting. I have a Crusting Cream Cheese Recipe but I have another recipe that is softer and has more cream cheese in it. I use it mostly as a filling but it’s great to use in jars as buttercream, (click here for the recipe) . I have made this cake using Suspiro recipe too and it’s delicious. You can also use Wilton whipped buttercream that is sold in a box if you want a fast fix on a lazy day. There are so many options, you can choose what you enjoy the most!
I have a great recipe for Salted Caramel. But if you feel lazy, you can use caramel from the store. Just keep in mind that the caramel that is sold in supermarkets tends to be too soft for cake fillings. It works great for jars because the jar holds the cake in place but in a regular cake, it might be too soft and make the layers slippery.
I sent an email to the company and got a 25% discount for you guys if you are interested on getting some of the Mason Jar Recap lids. The coupon is good until May 20, 2017. You can visit their website at: www.masonjars.com
Here is the tutorial posted below. It will be also posted in my website under this link: http://www.designmeacake.com/mason-jar-tutorial
Hope you enjoy this Blog and tutorial. Until next time..ta ta!
Love it! This flavor combination sounds divine!!
If i fill a cake with your pineapple filling does the cake need to be refrigerated.
No, it does well out of the fridge for days
Hello Edna, very nice tutorial, how you recommend to wash or clean lids and new jars? just water or in the dish washer? thank you , have a wonderful day,
I usually wash them but I don’t can foods. If I see they are getting old or rusty I just get new ones. You can always boil them to clean them really well.
thank you so much. have a wonderful weekend.
I think this is such a cute idea!! I just wish tha Mason jars weren’t so expensive bc they are really what makes tha whole recipe come together. Without tha jars it’s just cake in a cup lol
I reuse my jars. For me is cake on the go…lol