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This recipe is unlike most slow cooker desserts -- these cakes are also made in a jar! Spoon the dough into jars, then place the jars in your slow cooker and watch this special slow cooker cake rise.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Karla Conrad

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
2 hrs


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly coat six half-pint straight-sided canning jars with cooking spray. In a bowl combine the next five ingredients (through baking soda). Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; make a well in the center. In a bowl combine buttermilk and egg. Add the buttermilk mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.

  • Spoon dough into prepared jars, filing about one-third full. Cover jars tightly with greased foil. Place jars into a 6-quart oval slow cooker. Pour 1 cup water around jars. Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in centers of shortcakes comes out clean. Remove from slow cooker; cool, uncovered, on a wire rack.

  • Meanwhile, in a bowl combine strawberries, 3 tablespoons sugar, and the rum. Crush some of the strawberries. Stir in mint and lime zest. Cover and chill up to 2 hours. In a bowl beat whipping cream and 1 tablespoon of sugar until soft peaks form.

  • Top shortcakes with strawberry mixture and sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional lime zest and/or small mint sprigs.


To make sour milk, pour 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice into a 1-cup glass measure. Add milk to make 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 88mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 47g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 22g; protein 7g; vitamin a 701.2IU; vitamin c 29.3mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 2.1mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 74.8mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 472mg; potassium 142mg; calcium 131mg; iron 2mg.