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
  • 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



  • 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.


  • 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.

<b>Star Topping:</b>

  • 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.
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