Cake In A Jar

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If you're anything like me, one of the ways you show people you love them is by feeding them. Ha! Okay, baking for them. Birthdays? Check. Accomplishments? Check. Just want a freaking cake? Check.

But what about when the people you love are (in a galaxy) far, far away... like at college or serving in the military? Aha, eureka, ladies and gentleman. Cake. In. A. Jar. BOOM!

Yield: 4 Jars
  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake
  • 1 can La Croix (only if substituting for Oil/Eggs)
  • 3 Eggs (or follow package instructions)
  • 2/3 Cup Oil (or follow package instructions)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese (low fat)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • Food Coloring
  • 4 Mason Jars
  • 5 miniature (or 2 large) Snickers Bars
Cooking Directions:
  1. Combine cake mix and either 1 can of La Croix (or any sparkling water) or eggs and oil, as stated in package directions. Mix well and place into cupcake liners, filling about 1/2 way.
  2. Bake according to package directions, take out, and let cool.
  3. Cut snickers bars into small pieces (about 1/4 inch wide).
  4. In a clean bowl, combine powdered sugar, cream cheese, and butter, and mix on medium for 2 minutes, then high for 2 minutes. Depending on how many colors you'd like to use for icing, divide the mixture (I was using 3 colors, so I divided it into 3 sections). Leave one batch in the bowl and set the others aside.
  5. Swirl food coloring into the icing, then beat on medium, scraping the sides, until the color is well mixed and you have reached your desired color intensity.
  6. Using a fork, lower one cupcake into each mason jar. If there is room around the side, place a few Snickers pieces to secure the cupcake.
  7. Using a plastic bag or icing piping bag, add one layer of frosting on top of each cupcake. Set that color icing aside and prepare your next color.
  8. After adding another cupcake to the mason jar, and securing it with Snickers pieces, add the next layer of frosting.
  9. Continue until you have reached the top of the jar. Add your last layer of icing, a few Snickers pieces, and close before shipping!


  1. What a great (and delicious!) idea. I love the candy part!

  2. Love this idea! I am passing it on to my daughter....who throws lots of fun parties with great food. She will love it.


  3. new follower

    cool idea. I am going to have to try it

  4. Cake in a jar???? How amazing! This must be fun to eat for adult and kids!

  5. Those are the best looking "(fill in the blank)-in-a-jar" I have ever seen. The frosting looks to die for. I'm gonna have to make one and ship it to myself!


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