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Fourth of July Cake in a Jar Dessert Recipe

Break out the red, white, and blue! It’s time to celebrate with this Fourth of July cake in a jar dessert recipe!

4th of July Cake in a Jar

Sometimes the sweetest things are the simplest. Upgrade your patriotic cupcake display for an easy cake in a jar! They’re fun to share and even better to gift. I’ve both given and received cakes in jars, and they are the cutest way to say hello and wish someone well for the holiday.

4th of July Cake in a Jar

To get started, you will need to prepare five red cupcakes and five blue cupcakes. If you’re pressed for time but still want to create a unique dessert, consider buying pre-made cupcakes. No one will fault you for that! 😉

4th of July Cake in a Jar

If you are going to bake your own cupcakes, use a white cake mix and prepare according to package instructions. Divide the batter equally and use food coloring to make half of them blue and half of them red. Once cooled, you can begin to crumble the cupcakes into a mixing bowl. Keep separated by color!

4th of July Cake in a Jar

Put some of the white frosting into a small piping bag or a small plastic baggie with the corner cut off. Take a jar and put a layer of blue cake crumbles in the bottom. My layer was about an inch thick. Take the frosting and pipe a thick line around the edges of the blue cake crumbles. Make sure you are pressing the frosting against the glass edge as you are going around.

4th of July Cake in a Jar

Add another layer of blue crumbles, then a frosting line, and another layer of red crumbles. Now pipe a full layer of frosting over the top of the cake so it’s completely covered. You should be right about at the top rim of the jar. Sprinkle the patriotic sprinkles over the top. 

4th of July Cake in a Jar

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Fourth of July Cake in a Jar Dessert Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A sweet treat to share! This July 4th dessert ideas is easy to make in advance and is even more fun to decorate.

Ingredients

  • 5 Red Cupcakes, unfrosted (prepared ahead of time)
  • 5 Blue Cupcakes, unfrosted (prepared ahead of time)
  • 4 Glass Jars, approximately ½ pint size
  • 1 Container White Frosting
  • Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles, assorted

Instructions

  1. First, crumble up the blue cupcakes into a bowl. Crumble up the red cupcakes and put those in a separate bowl.
  2. Put some of the white frosting into a small piping bag or a small plastic baggie with the corner cut off.
  3. Take a jar and put a layer of blue cake crumbles in the bottom. My layer was about an inch thick.
  4. Take the frosting and pipe a thick line around the edges of the blue cake crumbles. Make sure you are pressing the frosting against the glass edge as you are going around.
  5. Add a layer of the red cake crumbles next, about an inch thick.
  6. Pipe another thick line of frosting around the edges of the red cake, again making sure you are touching the glass.
  7. Add another layer of blue crumbles, then a frosting line, and another layer of red crumbles.
  8. Now pipe a full layer of frosting over the top of the cake so it’s completely covered. You should be right about at the top rim of the jar.
  9. Sprinkle the patriotic sprinkles over the top.
  10. Repeat steps 3-9 for the remaining jars.
  11. These fun and pretty little dessert jars are great for your celebration!

Notes

I prepared a white cake mix and divided the batter equally and colored half blue and half red to create the cupcakes first. Bake cupcakes according to the package instructions.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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