How to make cake in a jar desserts

Looking for a fun and easy dessert to make for your customers next time they request something a little different for their special occasion? Look no further than this cake in a jar dessert!

These little cakes are perfect for parties and special occasions, and they can be customised however you want them to look and taste. Plus, they're so easy to make that even the most novice baker can whip them up with ease. 

Which glass jars should you use?

You could use any glass jar for this dessert, depending on how large or small you want the desserts to turn out. 

We think the 260ml Verrine Jars or the 212ml Bonta jars would work perfectly!

Cake in a jar desserts

What you'll need for your cake in a jar dessert

Here's a step by step guide to making glass jar cake desserts from start to finish. There are a few things you’ll need which you should be able to find at home, in any baking store, or for glass jars, you could visit the wide range on our website.

You’ll need:

-Glass jars (any size will do)

-Cake mix (homemade or store-bought)

-Frosting, icing, cream, caramel or any other topping you can think of  (homemade or store-bought)

-Decorations (optional)

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Cake in a jar dessert method

This is a relatively simple process and only needs you to bake the cake, and then layer your ingredients in your glass jar. You might want to add a few decorations to the jars for that extra wow factor. Maybe try some ribbons, string, or even little cards with your customers' names on them.

So, here is the method to follow: 

Step one: Make the Cake Mix

Whether you're using a store-bought cake mix or a homemade recipe, the first step is always to make the cake mix according to the instructions. 

Step two: pour your cake mix into a baking tray

Pour the cake mix into a baking tray, and feel free to use parchment paper and butter to prevent the cake from sticking.

Step three: Bake the Cakes

Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the cake mix box or recipe. Then, place the tray in the oven and  bake for the amount of time specified. 

Step four: Layering the dessert

Now for the fun part! When the cake is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely. Now simply use your glass jar or a circular cookie cutter to cut out circular cake pieces for layering. 

Add a piece of cake to the bottom of the jar as the first layer. Now add icing sugar, cream, caramel, or any other topping you would like. Add another layer of cake, another layer of icing or cream,  followed by fruit, sprinkles, chocolate and anything else you can think of. Continue this process until you reach near the top of the jar.

Your cake in a jar desserts are now ready to enjoy right away, or to refrigerate to use at a later stage. 

These desserts are easy enough for even novice bakers to make, and they can be customised however you want them. So next time you need a quick and easy dessert solution for your customers, give these glass jar cakes a try, or keep an eye on our blog posts for fun new recipes.