What a fun weekend, there were bake sale’s going on all over the states to raise money for Share Our Strength. I had the privilege of baking for the LA Bake Sale Saturday and prepared my simple Cinna-Bun Butter Cakes in a Jar as you see here. Huge thanks to Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking for heading up the event. She is the hostess with the mostess! I heard LA produced over $2300 for charity. So great!
I found those adorable jars at Michaels for a buck a piece along with the fun little tags. I love them. I also found them on Amazon that you can order online! Kinda funny, I couldn’t be at the LA Bake Sale because we were in San Diego, so I went to the San Diego Bake Sale to visit my friends and buy some goodies. Those ladies had a packed house. It was so much fun seeing them.
I thought I’d share my little Bake Sale goodies with you, they’ll work in any size jar. My cinnamon filling makes for a buttery cinnamon-y jazzed up cake mix cake you will not forget 🙂 Enjoy!
Love these labels that Party Ink custom made me for my baked goods! Perfect for bake sales, and gifts for friends. The cookies are placed in CD white paper liners. Such a fun way to wrap up cookies!
Cinna-Bun Butter cakes in a Jar
1 yellow butter cake mix, I used Betty Crocker
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup sour cream
1 small package vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup light packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cold
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray baking jars of choice with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Place cake mix, oil, sour cream, eggs, and pudding mix into the bowl of a stand or electric mixer, beating until well combined, about 1 minute.
3. Place flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt into a medium bowl, mixing to combine. Cut cold butter into small cubes, add to flour mixture and use a pastry cutter or a fork and cut butter into mixture until well combined and crumbly. Takes a good 5 minutes.
4. Depending on the size of jar you use, this step will be different for every size. For the tiny jars I used, I placed about 2 tablespoons cake mix into the bottom, topped with 2 tablespoons cinnamon mix and topped with another 1 tablespoon of cake mix. No matter what size of jar you use, only fill it 1/2 full or you’ll end up slicing off the top that bakes over the top. Use your best judgement according to the size jar you are using. Layer cake mix and cinnamon topping until you reach 1/2 full of your jar.
5. For my tiny jars, I baked them for 19 minutes and they were perfect. If using larger jars just keep a close eye on them after 20 minutes of baking. Carefully remove hot jars from oven, let cool then close with lids. Find some cute tags and wrap around top with a ribbon.
Snapshots at La Jolla Beach with my stinkers over the weekend, have a great new week!!