Cake in a Jar questions : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

I'm confused about the instructions in the recipes for cakes in a jar. One says to sterilize the jars in boiling water for 15 minutes prior to adding the batter. Another recipe says to wash in hot soapy water prior first and doesn't mention sterilizing. Must they be sterilized or just clean and warm prior to adding the batter and baking? Also, they must be greased inside - is it okay to use a spray like Pam instead of Crisco or butter?

-- Jill D. (, September 29, 1999


Just clean jars and I use any and all of the above re greasing the jars. The key is to have your lids warm/hot and to take only ONE JAR OUT OF OVEN AT A TIME and put the lid and ring on before getting the next jar out.


-- Taz (, September 29, 1999.

Good advise about taking one out of the oven at a time. I didn't and had a few that didn't seal.

I also used the recipe for brownies that someone posted here months ago, but I added a package of the store bought mix to give it that brownie flavor that we are used to. I found the jar recipe to be a bit bland. I made it several times thinking I didn't do it right. When I added the store bought mix it made a big difference.


-- Penda Zone (, September 29, 1999.

I have read that Pam is not to be used, only Crisco or butter. Also, steralizing the jars will not hurt, but then you "recontaminate" them again when you start to grease the insides after they cool a bit. Washing should be fi

-- smfdoc (, September 29, 1999.

I must have missed the thread on cake in a jar. Can someone tell me where to find the instructions, or how to make it? What is the best way to remove the cake? Just scoop it out?


-- Marci (, September 29, 1999.

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