24 Dessert Recipes in a JarAndrea Roxas and Amanda Green
On a list of the top 10 best things ever, right up there with raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? Definitely sweets and mason jars. In case you need a few of your favorite things and happen to be hungry — for the love of god, don’t eat the roses or the kittens! We’ve got you covered with these glorious unions of cake and jar.
Your mouth will fall ajar at these 24 yummy desserts:
1. Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar
Summer’s favorite dessert is just as delicious when it comes from a jar, and now it’s even easier to take on a picnic. Too bad the ants won’t get a taste …
2. Basil Strawberry Lemonade
Didn’t think you could fit all of summer’s most delicious flavors in one jar? This frozen granita is excited to meet ya.
3. Birthday Cake
Go sweetie, it’s your birthday! Your loved one can celebrate his special day wherever he goes with this portable celebration in a jar. Just add candles!
4. Strawberry Cheesecake
You’ll have your cheesecake and eat it, too — even when you’re on the go!
5. Tie-Dye Cake
Party like it’s 1969 with this groovy treat. The pops of neon color and rainbow sprinkles are simply tie-dye for!
6. Whiskey Chocolate Cake
Whenever — and wherever — a toast is in order, you can raise a glass jar to this decadent combination of chocolate and spirits.
7. Sticky Toffee Pudding
What to do with a messy, gooey dessert like toffee pudding? Stick it in a jar for all of the yum and none of the mess.
8. Red, White, and Blue Cake
We know you’re proud to be an American, but in the words of French queen Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat cake!” These patriotic treats are perfect for a Fourth of July BBQ.
9. Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes
Don’t be fooled; these cupcakes only look like ice cream sundaes — but they’re definitely just as delicious.
10. Raspberry Cupcakes
Wonderfully tangy raspberry buttercream frosting provides a nice balance to the sweetness of this yellow cake — and it adds a nice punch of color, too!
11. Chocolate Pudding Cake
Pudding cake is extra special; it bakes nice and soft with a rich layer of pudding sauce. Go all out with a dollop of whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream on top.
12. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling
This light and citrusy treat is sure to perk up your taste buds, and we love its pretty pale pink color.
13. Buttery Blondies with Butterscotch Icing
Rich, buttery, and moist, these blondies taste just as good as they look in the jar.
14. Monkey Bread
Everyone will go absolutely bananas for this sugary, cinnamon-y monkey bread, which you can make in just four steps.
15. Low-Fat, No-Bake Oreo Cheesecakes
With swimsuit season on the horizon, you won’’t have to feel too bad indulging in these low-fat Oreo cheesecakes. Though personally, we think the best part is that this is a no-bake recipe! Make low-fat, no-bake Oreo cheesecakes in a jar »
16. Cupcake Crumble
Here’s a yummy way to use up those leftover cupcakes before they go completely stale: crumble them up, mix them with layers of pudding in a jar, and watch them disappear into your
little one’s bellies.
17. Peanut Butter Cups Cake
There are few things better than peanut butter and chocolate. And one of those things is peanut butter and chocolate that’s baked into a cake that’s baked into a jar.
18. Rainbow Cake
Turn a basic white cake into a colorful rainbow concoction. Because who wouldn’t love
a jar of sunshine?
19. Neopolitan Cake
You won’t have to choose among vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry when you’ve got all three in this cakey take on Neopolitan ice cream.
20. Peach Cobbler
This fruity confection is best served warm, with a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream.
21. Red Velvet and Nutella Cake
We can’t tell which part of this dreamy cake we love more — the red velvet, Nutella, or cream cheese frosting. (Good thing we don’t have to choose.)
22. Easter Carrot Cake
Your little bunnies will love these carrot cakes, perfect for bringing to an Easter party (don’’t forget the cream cheese frosting!).
23. Double Chocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel Icing
Who doesn’t love a good salty-sweet combo? These brownies are loaded with chocolate chunks and topped off with some salty caramel. Screw the lid on this jar for dessert on the go!
24. Sunny Lemon Cake
This dessert’s so bright, you’ll have to wear shades. And it’s so tasty and easy to make, you’ll have to bring seconds.