• 7 Ratings

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


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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; 19 g total fat; 12 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 88 mg cholesterol; 472 mg sodium. 142 mg potassium; 47 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 22 g sugar; 7 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 701 IU vitamin a; 29 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 75 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 131 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;


7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1