Patriotic Cake in a Jar Recipe

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
  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup softened Butter
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • Red and Blue Food Coloring
  • ¼ cup White Melting Chocolate
  1. Mix up your cake batter by following the directions on the box.
  2. Divide batter in half. Add red food coloring to one half.
  3. Spray 2 9x13 inch pans with non stick cooking spray.
  4. Pour one color into each pan. Bake for around 15 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely. Cut each cake into 12 circles. A 2" cookie cutter will work fine.
  6. No cookie cutter? No problem!
  7. An empty tomato paste can will work just as well.
  8. Alternate 4 red and white cake circles in a jar.
  1. Cream butter in a medium bowl. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk.
  2. Add blue food coloring and stir until combined.
  3. Pipe or spread frosting on the top of the cakes.
Star Topping:
  1. Melt white chocolate in the microwave. Stir until smooth.
  2. Pour melted chocolate out onto wax paper until nearly solid.
  3. Cut out small stars using a small star cookie cutter.



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