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Strawberry Cake in a Jar

Fresh strawberries, delicious white cake, and a layer of cream cheese filling - all baked and prepared in individual portions. This Strawberry Cake in a Jar is both tasty and beautiful!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cakes, cupcakes, fruit
Servings: 20
Calories: 160kcal


  • 1/2 pint Mason jars aka "Jelly Jars"
  • 1 box of white cake mix + ingredients listed on the back of the box
  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 oz cool whip
  • strawberry glaze or pie filling *if I use pie filling I pick out the strawberry chunks inside so I just have a nice glaze
  • 2-3 cups of fresh strawberries sliced


  • Start by mixing up a white cake mix according to package directions. Using a large ice cream scoop, fill the bottoms of each Mason Jar.  Try not to get any batter on the sides of the jar so it looks prettier once baked.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until cake is cooked through, then let cool completely. *You'll notice that your cakes will form domes on the top, but you won't be able to tell from the outside of the jar once all the frosting is on.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and cool whip. Using a clean ice cream scoop, add the cream cheese filling on top of your baked cakes, then use the backside of a spoon to spread evenly and cover the entire tops of the cake. (Try not to get any cream cheese frosting on the top part of the jar!)
  • Add a spoonful of strawberry glaze on top and spread it evenly over the cream cheese frosting.
  • Finally, add a pinch of fresh strawberries on top of the glaze and you're good to go! The only trick when putting the top layer in was not to overfill.  I wanted just enough so it was totally full, but not spilling over when I put the canning lid on.


This recipe will make about 20 1/2 pint Mason Jars with a bit of filling and strawberry left.


Calories: 160kcal