How To Make Cake In A Jar


How To Make Cake In A Jar

A Cake in a Jar is such a personal dessert and can be adjusted to fit any flavors that you can imagine. Cakes can be strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, pina colada, peach, or any other flavor.  I’ve always loved the presentation of a cake in a jar. There’s just something about it that feels very personal and special as if it was crafted just for you. The layered cake in a jar is very easy to make.

It’s just something about it that feels very personal and special as if it was crafted just for you.

There are a few different methods that I’ve seen to make a Cake in a Jar. Some recipes call for spooning raw cake batter into the jar and microwave “baking”. Other recipes call for using cupcakes in the place of cakes. My recipe, however, is quick and easy and can quickly make a number of jars, if making more than a handful at a time.
Modern cake in a jar recipe allows for more flexibility in that the cakes can be baked individually, cut into circles using a biscuit cutter and placed inside of the jar. This method calls for baking a sheet cake and cutting cake circles using a biscuit cutter. These cakes can be arranged beautifully with different adornments on the jar, like this beautiful Christmas themed cake in a jar.

arranged beautifully with different adornments on the jar…

The actual cake recipe that you use can be any of your favorite. A few that I’ve posted here on are Cocoa Fudge Scratch Cake, Yummy Fluffy White Cake, or my Favorite Gingerbread Cake Recipe. For this example, I used my Cocoa Fudge Scratch Cake Recipe (click here for the recipe). I paired my Cocoa Fudge Cake Recipe with my tasty Peanutbutter Frosting Recipe. Click here for my Peanut Butter Buttercream Recipe. For an extra special surprise, I crushed Reeses Peanut Butter Cups over each layer of Buttercream.  They were delicious!

mix and match flavors…

Don’t be afraid to mix and match flavors, and post your combinations below in the comments. I’d love to know what flavors you’ve created!

Cake In a Jar Recipe


  • Cocoa Fudge Scratch Cake baked in a 9×13 pan and cut into circles.
  • 2 cups of prepared Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting
  • 2 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups Crushed
  • 3 Mason Jars


  1. Wash and Spray each jar with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Wait until the cake cools and cut 3 circles using a biscuit cutter
  3. Place one cake circle in the jar
  4. Place Peanut Butter Buttercream in a piping bag with a 2D Tip
  5. Pipe a Rosette of buttercream over the cake circle
  6. Sprinkle crushed Reese’s Pieces over the op
  7. Continue with adding another cake circle in the jar
  8. Pipe Peanut Butter Buttercream and sprinkle crushed candy over the top
  9. Cakes can either be served immediately or stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days with the lid on.

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Items needed to try this recipe:

Mason jars with lids – Here is an Amazon link for a dozen of the cutest Mason Jars with Lids. These lids are the perfect size for this project and even better, these jars can be used for tons of other things also!!!
Biscuit Cutters – Here is an Amazon link for some super versatile biscuit cutters that can be used as cake and cookie cutters.
Sheet Cake Pan – Here is an Amazon link to my favorite baking pan. Click the link to read about this brand and you’ll quickly see why I recommend it!!!

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