Gingerbread Apple Cake in a Jar is an easy and adorable homemade gift. A great last minute DIY idea for Christmas!
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Gingerbread Apple Cake in a Jar

Gingerbread Apple Cake in a Jar is an easy and adorable homemade gift. A great last minute DIY idea for Christmas!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 cakes
Calories 267kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 mini tulip weck jars
  • 2 apples; cored peeled and finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon gingerbread spice mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Sterilise the jars: Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Boil the jars and lids for 10 minutes to sterilise. Carefully remove onto a clean towel. Cover with another clean towel. Then boil the rubber rings for 2-3 minutes. Just leave them in the hot water until you're ready to use them! (Instructions from WeckJars.com)
  • Prep: Preheat the oven to 360°F. Mix the apples with the cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Make the batter: Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and gingerbread spice mix in a medium bowl. Add the eggs, melted butter, buttermilk and molasses to the bowl and mix until a smooth batter forms. Fold in the prepared apples and chopped walnuts.
  • Bake the cake: Evenly spoon the batter into the prepared jars. If you drop batter on the rim, wipe it clean. Bake the cake jars without the lid for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Seal: As soon as you take the jars out of the oven, seal them with a rubber ring, a lid and the metal clamps (make sure your hands are very clean). Careful, the jars are very hot - use a clean dish towel to hold them!

Notes

If you work carefully and clean, the cake will keep for two weeks, as long as the seal remains unbroken.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1.7% | Vitamin C: 2% | Calcium: 6.9% | Iron: 9.1%