3 Halloween-inspired cakes in jars
These cute jars not only make fabulous dessert ideas, but they also work as favors too! In addition, you can put one cake in a jar on each person's plate and use them as a fun and very delicious place card. Or you can make them for your picky kids so each one has their favorite cake flavor!
Chocolate cake with pumpkin icing
Serves about 6
For the cake:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup oil or unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup boiling water
For the frosting:
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease 6 Mason jars with nonstick cooking spray.
- Whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder together in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Whisk by hand or beat until fluffy. Gradually add the boiling water until combined.
- Make a well into the center of the dry mixture and add the wet mixture, stir to combine.
- Carefully pour the cake into the jars, filling only about 1/2 of the way full (the cakes will rise). Place the jars on a cookie sheet and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes.
- Let cool completely. While cooling, prepare the frosting by beating the butter, vanilla, sugar, pumpkin puree and a few tablespoons of milk. Frost each cake and garnish with fun pumpkin icing decorations or candy corn.
Halloween funfetti sprinkle cake
Serves about 6
- 1 box white cake mix (+ ingredients called for on the box)
- 2/3-1 cup Halloween sprinkles
- Red and yellow food dye
- 1 tub orange frosting
- Additional sprinkles for garnish
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 6 Mason jars with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Meanwhile, mix the cake mix with the ingredients called for on the box. Carefully stir in the sprinkles until incorporated. Add a few drops of red and yellow dye to make the cake a fun light orange color.
- Carefully pour the mixture into the jars, filling about 1/2 to 2/3 the way full.
- Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool completely.
- Once cooled, frost the cakes with orange icing. Top with an assortment of sprinkles and enjoy!
Ghoulish graveyard ice cream cake
Serves about 6
- 1 container Arctic Zero Cookies & Cream, slightly defrosted
- About 2-1/2 cups crumbled chocolate cake
- About 1-1/2 cups whipped cream
- 6 Milano cookies
- Black icing gel
- Wilton icing Halloween add-ons
- Layer 1/4 cup of chocolate cake crumbles into the bottom of a Mason jar. Top with about 2 to 3 scoops of Cookies & Cream Arctic Zero. Top with whipped cream. Repeat another layer so the top is covered in cake crumbles.
- Using the black icing gel, write RIP on each Milano cookie. Carefully stick the cookies into the Mason jars. Top with Halloween add-ons.