Mason Jar Cake – Cake in a Jar & Creative Mason Jar Cupcake Ideas For Birthdays, Weddings, Baby Showers and Gifts

Cake In a Jar Recipes, Instructions & Gift Ideas –
Looking for come creative cupcakes and cake in a jar ideas? Take a look below at these super easy mason jar cupcakes recipes and learn how to make mason jar cake instructions. You’ll learn how to bake a cake in a jar, see lots of jar cake and cupcake recipes for parties or as unique gifts for friends, family and co-workers. PLUS, I’ll share my NO BAKE cake in a jar hack – it makes many mason jar cake recipes SO much easier!

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Cake in a Jar Recipes Ideas - How To Make Cake In a Jar (mason jar cupcakes) for deployment, as a gift, in a car package, for wedding, showers, Mothers Day.  Easy DIY cake in a jar ideas, recipes and instructions

My goodness, I sure love mason jar cupcakes and cake in a jar recipes! I’ve collected a LOT of clever cake in a jar ideas – on this page you’ll find our favorite cupcake in a mason jar pictures, ideas, directions, and cake in a jar recipes.

Yes, it’s cake in a jar! Turns out, these “cupcakes in a jar” (Mason Jar Cakes) are super easy to make!

How beautiful they would be if these cupcakes were made for a baby shower, a birthday, a holiday party, bridal shower – or to give as gifts (they freeze well so that makes them EXTRA awesome for gift-giving!)

These cupcakes sure would make for a beautiful dessert table at a wedding, don’t you think?

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I’ve had the MOST fun collecting all these cupcakes in a jar recipes and ideas – who knew you could make such beautiful desserts in a mason jar??

What’s extra fun about these mason jar cupcakes is that they are “shippable” and make for great gifts in the mail and/or military care packages.

What a great way to get a taste of home!

Mason Jar Cake Tutorial

Want to learn HOW to make cake in a jar? Here’s a really helpful video that shows how to make mason jar cake and other creative cupcakes in a jar recipes.

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Now – let’s take a look at some great mason jar cupcake recipe ideas (yes, you bake the cake/cupcake IN the jar!) and see a great idea to give a cupcake in a jar gift!

Cupcakes in a Jar Gift Idea

Cake in a jar gift idea for deployment care packages, gifts, birthdays, showers etc - Mason Jar Cupcakes! use a mini mason jar to 'wrap

First off, you don’t have to BAKE the cupcake IN the jar, you can simply use a mini-mason jar to use as the “gift box” to give your cupcake gift in (here’s how).

Putting the cupcake in an upside-down jar not only looks beautiful, but it also keeps the cupcake fresh, perfect, and easy to transport.

Important Tip: Make sure you get the right-size mason jars for this or else it won’t work.

Amazon has the perfect-size mason jars here.

Chocolate Cupcakes in a Jar

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Don’t these chocolate cupcakes in a jar look DELICIOUS?!?! Let’s make it even MORE mouth-watering – these are Oreo BROWNIE cupcakes! Yes, real OREO cookies are used in this recipe. I must have them NOW!

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Mason Jar Cupcakes for Baby Shower

We think these cupcakes in a jar would be great for a baby shower – love the bright pink icing. Another idea: plan these cupcakes in mason jars with both blue icing and pink icing for a gender reveal shower.

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Mason Jar Cupcakes and Cake in a Jar ideas - We think these cupcakes in a jar would be great for a baby shower - love the bright pink icing.  Another idea:  plan these cupcakes in mason jars with both blue icing and pink icing for a gender reveal shower.

How To Make Cake Jars

The video below shows how to make jar cakes (ie, cake in a jar, mason jar cupcakes, etc – so many names for them!).

This specific cake in a jar tutorial recipe is for a strawberry jar cake – and it’s super good!

Note: There is a little trick I use when I’m making cake in a jar – especially when I’m making them for large groups or parties.

It’s a NO BAKE cake in a jar hack =)

Instead of baking the cake part from a cake mix, I simply buy a pre-made cake at the grocery store (think cakes like Entenmanns makes – the ones WITHOUT icing).

Chocolate pound cake works really well!

Just cut up the cake and layer it in your jars with layers of store-bought icing in between.

I’ve even done this no bake cake in a jar hack with brownies from my grocery store’s bakery department. But don’t tell anyone, ok? haha!

The jar cakes looked like this when I used this no-bake jar cake hack with brownies (these were made for a baby shower:

Cake in a jar - NO BAKE jar cake baby shower cupcakes (can use mason jars too)

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Mason Jar Cupcakes Wedding Ideas

Having a dessert bar at your wedding reception (or bridal shower) is a very trendy idea (and a GREAT idea).

We think adding cupcakes in a jar to your wedding desserts make for a beautiful and unique way to present dessert – especially for a rustic-themed wedding.

These banana split cupcakes in a jar are a great choice! The layering of the graham crackers, bananas, etc are very striking visually.

mason jar cupcakes wedding idea: banana split cup cakes in a jar for your wedding dessert table - or at your bridal shower

Dr Pepper Cup Cake in a Jar Recipe

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These Dr Pepper-flavored mason jar cupcakes are more like little cakes baked in a jar than like a true cupcake – but they are equally delicious! Great portable gift idea and really fun for tailgating!

Cake in a Jar – Favorite Recipes

We collect a lot of mason jar cupcake recipes we find on Pinterest, but here are two of our favorites!



Layered Mason Jar Cupcakes with Sprinkles

This mason jar cupcake idea is a BIG hit with the kids – would be great for a birthday party.

Cupcakes in a Jar!  These easy Mason Jar cupcakes would be great for a birthday party!  Love the pink icing and use of sprinkles

Blackberry Vanilla Cupcakes in a Jar

At first glance, the “blackberry vanilla” flavor idea wasn’t that appealing to us, but wow – you just gotta taste them – YUM! The recipe is easy…and they freeze well, too!

Cake in a Jar! Blackberry Vanilla Cupcakes in a Jar Recipe - the mason jar cupcakes are both delicious AND pretty (they freeze well too)

Birthday Cake in a Jar

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Looking for a creative birthday cake in a jar gift idea? This mason jar cake is perfect! What says, “Happy Birthday” better than a mason jar filled with Funfetti cake with loads of frosting and sprinkles? Nothing does 🙂

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Mini, Medium & Large Mason Jar Cupcakes Ideas

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Back in November, one of our couples gave away cupcakes in mason jars as their favors – and guests loved them!

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Almond Joy Mason Jar Cupcakes

Cake in a Jar Recipes: Almond Joy Mason Jar Cupcakes - Shippable Cup cakes in a Jar for deployment care packages, gifts, etc

I’ve transformed an Almond Joy candy bar into a shippable cake and I am super excited to be sharing my almond joy mason jar cake recipe over at Happy Fit Navy Wife.

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Pumpkin Pie Mason Jar Cake

Cake in a Jar and PIE in a Jar - like mason jar cupcakes but it's mason jar pie! Pumpkin Pie Recipe idea: Pumpkin Pie Cake in a mason jar

This is pumpkin spice pie cake in a jar… yum! And it’s a unique homemade gift you can ship!

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