Valentine’s Day is approaching and your feed is blowing up with recipes for frilly, fancy treats to make for that special someone (or your single girlfriends). They look great, but they require fancy icing tips or edible lace or cake flour. You’ve thought about throwing in the towel and buying a package of cookies from the store. But don’t give up just yet!
This is the easiest recipe since instant ramen, but made with seasonal fruit and pretty glass jars. This recipe looks impossible without the typical ingredients of eggs, milk or water. However, the glass jars create enough heat to work miracles with only a few ingredients. The juices in the fruit act as a hot, bubbly glue for the ingredients and the result is a sweet, steaming cake-in-a-jar.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
2 cups fresh fruit
½ cup flour
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1. Fill 4 quart-sized jars completely with fruit.
2. Mix together flour, sugar and salt. Pour over the fruit and shake the jars so that all the dry ingredients reach the bottom.
3. Put a pat of butter on top of each one.
4. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour. And presto chang-o, you’ve got yourself a cake-in-a-jar that is sure to impress.