If you are looking for fun individual cakes to make, grab your favorite mason jar and try this cookies n cream cake in a jar recipe! It’s super easy to make and delicious too!
This recipe is so fun and great individual serving desserts. Cake in the jar is also a really perfect gift for those in your life with an enormous sweet tooth!
Mason jars double so well as cake jars! Canning jars can be filled with so many different types of cake like red velvet cake, birthday cake, strawberry shortcake, rainbow cakes and so many other different kinds of cakes.
These cake jars are the perfect treat for a summer picnic. You can get super creative and grab your favorite cake and toppings and go to work.
For this recipe you can either make your own cake (check out this recipe for moist vanilla cakes) or use a box cake mix for this fun mini dessert. Some of my favorite inclusions are chocolate chips, cream cheese frosting, fresh strawberries, chocolate ganache, vanilla frosting and so much more. Not all at once of course but the possibilities are endless.
What ingredients do I need for this awesome jar cakes?
Buttercream frosting of your choosing
Sprinkles, jam, cookies, or other fillings
It’s one of those easy recipes that you can make again and again. It’s a fun way to make individual servings of desserts in fun flavors. The cake layers can be as big or as small as you would like them, just make sure the top of the jars have a wide opening to fit everything in.
Some folks like to cut circles of cake, then put a layer of frosting and caramel sauce. If you are serving this during the holiday season a wonderful way to make it festive is to add red and green sprinkles!
This will be the star of the birthday parties in this fun and new way to serve desserts. Filling the inside of each jar is the best part. You could even get creative and use food coloring or ice cream if you are serving right away. It’s one of those simple recipes that can be made again and again in different ways and different colors.
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If you enjoyed this recipe be sure to check out these fun cake recipe too!
These yummy cookies and cream cake in a jar desserts are so much to make with your favorite toppings!
- Pre-baked Cake
- Buttercream frosting of your choosing
- Sprinkles, jam, cookies, or other fillings
- Mason Jars
- First make sure the mason jars are the small jars you want to use for the cake jars, and ensure they are clean.
- Using either pre-baked cake or left over cake after leveling and torting a cake. Break off pieces and press into the bottom of the jar
- You can use a spoon or a piping bag fit with a tip to pipe icing on top of the cake.
- Add in any toppings such as cookies, caramel or sprinkles then layer with another section of cake.
- Repeat this pattern until the cake jar is full
If giving cake jars as a gift you can tie a spoon preferably wooden or plastic with a ribbon to the lid of the jar
Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 17mgSodium 71mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 0gSugar 17gProtein 1g