Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mason Jar Red Velvet Valentines

These little red velvet cakes in a mason jar are the perfect way to say you love your loved ones this year!

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smittenkittenoriginals/3258135934

You'll Need:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 oz. red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar
  • ½ cup of prepared plain hot coffee (don’t skip this ingredient!)

  • Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.
  • Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring until combined.
  • Stir in the coffee and white vinegar.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at time, mixing after each addition, just until combined.
  • Generously grease and flour two round, 9 inch cake pans with shortening and flour.
  • Pour the batter evenly into each pan.
  • Bake in the middle rack for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake as cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  • Let cool on a cooling rack until the pans are warm to the touch.
  • Slide a knife or offset spatula around the inside of the pans to loosen the cake from the pan.
  • Remove the cakes from the pan and let them cool.
  • Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting in layers in the jars.

  • :)

    1 comment:

    1. Thanks for sharing this great recipe...and cute idea!!! Wondering where you got that cute print on the top of the jar?

      thanks again for sharing :)