Eenie Meenie Jar Cake

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Just as its name, it is a cake inside a jar just made smaller. But my version is more like a cake layered with pudding. This is super simple and easy to eat too. No fuss if you want to eat a cake while you’re walking because all you need to do is scoop scoop scoop into your jar. Nom nom.

If you have left over cake or you were planning to make a full cake but then when you take it out of the pan you break it into pieces or whatever, worry not.. You can just assemble them and putting them in a jar.

Making the cake:

The dry ingredients are

20131222-183030.jpgCocoa powder, salt+baking soda+ baking powder, flour and sugar

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20131222-183440.jpgSift them a couple of times

The wet ingredients are

20131222-183709.jpgEggs, vegetable oil, milk, vanilla essence

20131222-183940.jpgPut the wet ingredients to the sifted dry ingredients

20131222-184055.jpgStir until combined then scrape the sides

20131222-184146.jpgPour in boiling water then mix it

I bake my cake in a cupcake form but if you want to bake it in a tin then break them apart after that it’s pretty much the same.

Line your cupcake liners

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Fill in the cupcake liners

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Bake!

Pudding ingredients:

20131230-202110.jpg cornstarch, cocoa powder, sugar, milk, chocolate, vanilla extract.

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put the cornstartch, sugar, and cocoa powder in a pan and stir until combined

20131230-203018.jpg pour in the milk and stir

20131230-204355.jpg heat it on medium high heat while stirring so it won’t curdle

20131230-205451.jpgstir until thickens and add the vanilla essence

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Refrigerate about 3 hours or over night.
For the white chocolate pudding, do the same as the chocolate pudding but eliminating the cocoa powder and substitute the chocolate into white chocolate.

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It’s time to incorporate the cake and pudding

20131230-210245.jpgtake out your cake (cupcake in my case).

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20131230-225950.jpg a layer of cake,

20131230-230129.jpg white chocolate pudding,

20131230-230243.jpg last is the chocolate pudding.

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My eenie meenie jar cake. Of course i’ve made bigger ones but i forgot to take a picture of it. Me and my sister just gobble it up.

Anyway, sorry that some of the picture are in bad quality, it was raining when i made this cake and the lighting on my house is not that good so i lack of good lighting because the sun is not shining.
This is going to be my last post of 2013!! 2014 is coming. I hope it will be a better year and i will be able to post more daily. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY.

How to:
The chocolate cake is adapted from bakerella’s just a cake chocolate cake.
Chocolate cake ingredients:
· 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
· 2/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa
· 1 1/2 cup sugar
· 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 2 eggs
· 1/2 cup vegetable oil
· 2 teaspoons vanilla
· 3/4 cup milk
· 2/3 cup hot water
Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease your pan with butter and cocoa powder, or line your cupcake tin with cupcake liner.
3. Sift dry ingredients together and place in a large mixing bowl.
4. Add eggs, oil, milk and vanilla and beat for a couple of minutes until combined.
5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add hot water and mix together.
6. Pour into prepared pans and bake for about 28-30 minutes. Batter will be very liquid.
7. Cool for about 5 minutes in the pan. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Chocolate pudding ingredients:
· 2 tablespoons cornstarch
· 1/4 cup cocoa powder
· 1/4 cup sugar
· 2 cups milk
· 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Steps:
1. Put the cornstarch, cocoa powder and sugar on a sauce pan, stir until incoorporated
2. Pour in the milk and heat it on medium high heat stirring until boiling and thickens.
3. Put in the chocolate and vanilla extract and stir until the chocolate melted.
4. Refrigerate it for at least 3 hours or overnight.
[do the same for the white chocolate pudding; substitute the bittersweet chocolate with white chocolate and eliminating the cocoa powder.]

Jar cake steps:

1. On your preferred jar put your cake layer on the bottom on your jar.
2. Layer with the chocolate pudding.
3. And then add another layer of chocolate pudding.
4. Refrigerate or you could just eat it right away.

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