We here at Babble have gone cuckoo for Cakes-in-a-Jar. There have been so many remarkable creations of the sort that we’ve even compiled a slideshow showing off some of our hottest recipes. It’s a great list, a really delicious compilation of today’s hottest food trend. But, one thing that list doesn’t have is a this recipe for a basic, soft and moist, Golden Butter cake. The recipe takes abotu 1 minute and thirty seconds to microwave (and yes, it actually TASTES delicious even via microwave) then we shave time off the icing of the cake by simply topping it with a heaping dollop of Nutella. Simple perfection ready in minutes. That’s what this cake is.
Nutella & Golden Butter Cake-in-a-Jar
- 1 box yellow cake mix, prepared according to package directions
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Butter & Nut Flavoring (optional)
- Lots of Nutella
- 3 pint-sized canning jars
Thoroughly wash and dry the inside of each canning jar. Spray the inside of each jar thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Stir the Vanilla Butter and Nut Flavoring into the cake mix. Spoon about 1 cup of cake batter into each jar. Cook one jar at a time in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until the cake is cooked through. Allow jars to cool slightly, then scoop the top half of cake from the jar. Spoon a tablespoon or so of Nutella into the center of the jar, replace the top half of the cake back in the jar then top the warm cake with another layer of Nutella.
Serve immediately or cover with a lid and store in the fridge or pop into the mail & surprise someone you love! Cakes should stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days, and can be mailed so long as they are topped with a canning jar lid and arrive at their final destination within 3 days.