Jar Cakes

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Chocolate cupcakes steamed in jars have the enchanting taste and texture of classic pudding cake. And what better way to end an outdoorsy day on your camping trip than with a tummy-warming dessert? (Check out our jar cooking method for other campsite cuisine.)

What you'll need

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

How to make it

  1. Before you leave home, mix the 5 dry ingredients in a ziplock bag, and mix the 4 liquids in a jar with a screw-top lid.

  2. At the campsite, when you're ready to make the cupcakes, pour the jar contents into the ziplock bag, seal the bag, and knead to mix the batter.

  3. Snip a corner from the bag and squeeze out the batter, dividing it evenly among 4 prepared jars. Screw on the lids (not too tight), then carefully put the jars in rapidly boiling water.

  4. Cook for around 35 minutes, until the cakes are mostly set but still soft in the middle. Let them cool for 10 minutes, then serve while they're still warm. Serves 4.

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