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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Little Apple and Blueberry cakes in jars!

I've seen this so often on various blogs since I started blogging and really cannot single a particular one out.......yours are truly all beautiful......
I really have been wanting to try this out for a long time......

Love, LOVE dainty things so much.....of course the boys in my life think I'm OTT!!

You could use any recipe I guess, but we love apples and blueberries, so I made mine with the following cake mixture and added a handful of each.....

Cream together 3 Tablespoons of butter and 1 cup of castor sugar.
Add 2 eggs one at a time and beat well.
Sieve together 1 1/2 cups of cake flour and 2 tsps of baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.
Add the flour mixture to the cream mixture and then about 1/3 cup of milk.
Pour into the individual jars and add the blueberries/apples on top.
1/2 fill a baking tray with hot water and put the little jars in.
Bake for around 15 minutes at 180deg C.

I added a sauce by boiling together 1/4pd butter, 1 cup of ideal milk and 1/2 cup of sugar.
Prick the cakes with a toothpick and pour sauce gently over.
When slightly cooled....sprinkle with icing sugar.

I set myself a tea tray and had a date with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations on TV!

Feeling very loved....totally spoiled with lots of hearts too all the way from Canada and a dear friend!


Sharing with Teatime Tuesdays.......the sweetest hostess I know. Please visit her and all the other gorgeous posts.

I am also sharing with Tablescape Thursday..and   Pink Saturday....always a beautiful site to visit!


  1. Good morning Shel,
    Oh my goodness, your tea post is sensational! I love the little cakes in the jars! I have never seen those before. And what a beautiful spot to curl up with a cup of tea and enjoy the festivities on TV! Love your new header too; dreamy! This has been a delightful visit this morning; thank you. I hope you have a splendid day, my friend.


  2. I just noticed I wasn't a follower of your beautiful blog! I was sure I was. Anyway, I am now. Enjoy your day... Hugs.

  3. Thank you truly are a delightful hostess...
    Love joining in at your beautiful blog.

  4. Wow, how lovely in celebration of Diamond Jubilee!

  5. I loved your blog-it's lovely =)
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too :)

  6. That sounds delicious, and the pictures look great. Great Blog :)

    -The Anon Blogger

  7. I love anything in little jars. Yours are so pretty with the powdered sugar sprinkled on them and your images are always so soft and pretty. What lovely pillows - how thoughtful!

  8. Great post Shel! Love the idea too! Thanks

  9. I think that the queen herself would have relished sitting poolside and supping with one of your wonderful little cakes. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Cherry Kay

  10. Thanks for all the gracious comments
    Have a great weekend.

  11. Shel~ thanks so much for sharing!! Love this!! And your pictures totally ROCK!
    Cricket @ gypsea nurse

  12. How did this gorgeous post slip by me?:)I just love everything..the snow falling on the lovely little desserts:) the heatbeats..those pillows..the little cutlery fork i see? on paper?Not girls had those canopies for their beds..I kept one.. what a great idea to put it over a chair like that.I am glad I kept it..the last time I used it was over a table for a wedding shower buffet:)

    Still don't know how I missed this:)

    1. So lovely to hear so many times in a day from you!
      Still hoping we catch up next year in Paris:))