Spring is almost here, and the blooming flowers and blue skies have me dreaming of spring colors: pastels, rainbows, and vivid greens. So I’ve been busy at work in my kitchen cooking up a variety of colorful springtime cakes. My latest creation is these rainbow cakes in a jar — perfect for spring picnics or outdoor parties!
Instead of relying on artificial dyes, these little cakes are dyed with all-natural fruits and veggies, meaning there’s also a rainbow of healthy fruits and vegetables in each bite.
To make, grease 24 half pint jam jars, and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Next, prepare the natural dyes and cake batter according to these instructions.
Starting with the purple, spoon 1 – 2 tablespoons of batter into each jar, layering the colors as you go. Even with all of the colors, jars should be no more than two-thirds of the way full, or the cakes will pop over the top of the jars. Arrange jars on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake for roughly 25 minutes, or until the top is light golden brown and springy to the touch.
Set jars out to cool completely. Serve with a big dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream.
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