Get in the spirit of spring with this cake in a jar recipe. Mason jar recipes make fun and delicious sweet treats for spring or Easter!
Okay, spring doesn’t officially start until March 20th, but if you’re through with winter and ready to start getting in the spring spirit now, here’s a comprehensive spring cleaning checklist for you. Just kidding! You really can use that checklist to get a sparkling clean house, but I’m not suggesting you celebrate the end of winter and start of a new season by cleaning. Unless you really like cleaning. In that case, can you come to my house? 😉
Rather than celebrating with cleaning, I’m suggesting you celebrate with cake. More specifically, this cute cake in a jar recipe. Isn’t that better?
This cake mix in a jar recipe is fun, frugal (since you can usually find coupons for boxed cake mix), and easy. It’s a fantastic option for the busy mom who needs to make a sweet treat. While I’m suggesting this cake in a jar recipe as a way to celebrate spring, it would also fit right in at an Easter party or a rainbow birthday party. After all, it’s cake so it’s pretty much welcome anywhere.
If you are hosting an Easter party and want to serve this cake mix in a jar recipe with other sweets, consider serving up this M&M Easter bark, cinnamon roll “cinnabunnies”, or strawberry and chocolate ladybugs. (I know that last one doesn’t have anything to do with Easter but it still makes a fun and somewhat nutritional spring snack option.)
Personally, I’m a big fan of Mason jar recipes. They usually contain some of the mess and if there are any leftovers (not likely!) make storage super easy. Recipes in a jar for sweet treats hold a special place in my heart (and possibly my waistline, but let’s not be judgmental!) because there are lots of options for mini (two or three bite) desserts. This allows you to sooth your sweet tooth without over indulging. These tiny treats are also great for the kiddos since they don’t need the extra energy a whopping dose of sugar provides.
If you’re also a fan of cake in a jar recipes and Mason jar recipes for dessert, be sure to treat your tastebuds to:
The one small downside to this recipe is that it isn’t really something the kids can help out with. You could let them mix the batter or add the sprinkles at the end but the cutting of the cake and layering in the Mason jars will probably need to be handled by an adult (that’s you 🙂 ). If you’re looking for recipes the kiddos can assist with, check out these 25 easy Easter recipes.
Now… let them eat cake!
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cake mix, eggs, oil, and water until combined.
3. Separate batter into 4 small mixing bowls and add a few drops of food coloring to each one, making them all different colors.
4. Pour cake batter into 4 separate pans, bake for 20 minutes, and let cool.
5. Carefully scrape the top off of each cake.
6. Fill a decorating bag up with vanilla frosting and cut the tip off the end.
7. Add about 1/4 cup of one color of cake to the bottom of a mason jar, then a layer of vanilla frosting.
8. Repeat step 7 until you’ve layered all your cake colors.
9. Top off with Easter sprinkles.
10. Enjoy the fruits of your cake in a jar recipe!
Do you have cake mix in a jar recipes that are simply must-tries? Please share in the comments!