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Pumpkin Spice Jar Cakes

This post was sponsored by JOANN. All opinions are my own.

Fall is almost here!  I’m sharing one of the easiest and cutest food crafting recipes to share with friends and family for fall: Pumpkin Spice Jar Cakes!  They are so simple to make,  even the kids can help.

 

I love using these tiny jars from JOANN.  They’re just the right size for a cake serving and make a cute keepsake after you’ve enjoyed the cake.  I also try to pick up a fabric that feels like fall to tie around the top of the jar.  Anything fall colored, plaid or flannel is perfect.

 

While you can fill the jars with whatever your favorite cake recipe is, I love to welcome fall with a pumpkin spice cake.  One recipe I like to use is a 3-ingredient cake recipe starting with a spice cake base.  It’s hard to believe it’s only three ingredients..but it really is!  You’ll also want to make a batch of my to-die-for cream cheese icing.  I’ve include a recipe card below that you can print out and keep on hand.  It pairs with just about any cake, but pumpkin spice, red velvet and gingerbread are my favorites with it.

 

You will need:
Mini Jars
Flannel Fabric
Wooden Forks
Sprinkles
Recipe Cards
Kraft Tags

Pumpkin Spice Cake 

Ingredients:
1 box spice cake mix
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
3 eggs

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, spice cake mix and pumpkin until well blended.
  2. Pour mixture into a 9×13 baking pan.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Icing  (save and print for future use!)

 

 

Once your cake has cooled completely, use a cookie scoop or a small spoon to carefully add cake into the jars.   Start by adding 1-2 scoops in the bottom of each jar and then alternate with a dollop of cream cheese icing.  If you have a piping bag or ziplock bag handy, it’s easiest to pipe the icing into the jar rather than trying to scoop it in.

 

After the jars are  filled, top the icing with sprinkles!

 

Tie a wooden fork around the top of each jar with a strip of fall fabric.

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Lastly, pick up a few recipe cards and jot down just how simple the Pumpkin Spice Cake is to make.  It’s a cute extra you can gift with the cake jars.

These little jar cakes are darling for teachers, friends, even sweet to leave one on your porch for the UPS man!  Anyone would be thrilled to receive this yummy treat.

Photos by Kelly Clare

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Equipment

  • Mini Jars
  • Flannel Fabric
  • Wooden Forks
  • Sprinkles
  • Recipe Cards
  • Kraft Tags
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Ingredients

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, spice cake mix and pumpkin until well blended.
  • Pour mixture into a 9ร—13 baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once your cake has cooled completely, use a cookie scoop or a small spoon to carefully add cake into the jars. Start by adding 1-2 scoops in the bottom of each jar and then alternate with a dollop of cream cheese icing. If you have a piping bag or ziplock bag handy, itโ€™s easiest to pipe the icing into the jar rather than trying to scoop it in.
  • After the jars are filled, top the icing with sprinkles!
  • Tie a wooden fork around the top of each jar with a strip of fall fabric.
  • Lastly, pick up a few recipe cards and jot down just how simple the Pumpkin Spice Cake is to make. Itโ€™s a cute extra you can gift with the cake jars.

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2 Comments

  1. I have tried pumpkin cake many times before but this one is quite interesting.
    Tying a wooden fork with a fall fabric is a great idea.