Patriotic Cake in a Jar Recipe

(Last Updated On: August 4, 2020)

Patriotic Cake in a Jar (Or whatever fits)


I am all about easy grab and go desserts for a 4th of July barbecue. No one wants to mess with cutting a cake, or scooping out ice cream.

These adorable desserts are easy to take and even easier to eat. They can even double as a decoration on your buffet table.


Patriotic Cake in a Jar Recipe

Layers of tender vanilla cake and frosting come together in this fun patriotic dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 4th of July, Memorial Day, Patriotic Cake In a jar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 574kcal
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  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • Red and Blue Food Coloring
  • 1/4 cup White Melting Chocolate


For the Cake

  • Mix up your cake batter by following the directions on the box.
  • Divide batter in half. Add red food coloring to one half.
  • Spray 2 9x13 inch pans with non stick cooking spray.
  • Pour one color into each pan. Bake for around 15 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely. Cut each cake into 12 circles. A 2" cookie cutter will work fine.
  • No cookie cutter? No problem!
  • An empty tomato paste can will work just as well.
  • Alternate 4 red and white cake circles in a jar.

For the Frosting

  • Cream butter in a medium bowl. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk.
  • Add blue food coloring and stir until combined.
  • Pipe or spread frosting on the top of the cakes.

For the White Chocolate Star

  • Melt white chocolate in the microwave. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour melted chocolate out onto wax paper until nearly solid.
  • Cut out small stars using a small star cookie cutter.


Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1mg
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