Black Forest Cake in a Mason Jar: Easy recipe made with store bought ingredients and perfect for a party, picnic, or birthday.
We had a birthday girl on the weekend, and she requested Black Forest Cake. I thought it might be fun to make our cake in a mason jar for her party. It’s so easy to make, and then everyone has their own serving and you don’t even have to cut the cake at dessert time. Perfect.
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This recipe is super easy to put together and sure to be a crowd pleaser.
- chocolate cake mix
- canned cherry pie filling
- whipped cream
- chocolate shavings
- Make the chocolate cake according to your package instructions. I made two round cakes. Allow to cool.
- Use your mason jar like a cookie cutter to cut out a circle of cake. Cut the circle in half so it's half as thick and you can use it for two layers.
- Assemble the black forest cake in your mason jar, beginning with a layer of cake, then a layer of cherry pie filling,and then a layer of whipped cream. Repeat, taking care to keep the sides of the jar clean (we found it easiest to put the whipped cream in a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off and pipe it into the jars.) Finish each cake with a sprinkle of chocolate shavings. Let set in the fridge for an hour or two before serving.
We had a few jars left over from the party, and I sent one in my girl’s school lunches for a treat. They loved them.
These would also be perfect for a picnic.
Everything’s better with chocolate sprinkled on top, right?
With Black Forest Cake in a Mason Jar, life really is a party!
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Or try these Mini No-Bake Berry Cheesecakes In A Mason Jar
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