Delicious Desserts You Can Make in a Jar


Delicious Desserts You Can Make in a Jar

The internet is going crazy over the versatility of glass jars. You can use your glass jar to do anything from growing plants to preparing food. Using a glass jar as a utensil is an old idea, but did you know there are recipes that can be made completely in a glass jar.

Dessert is a meal’s happy ending and it can become more rewarding and joyful for you if you don’t have to work hard to prepare the dessert. Keeping this in mind we have put together a list of dessert recipes that are a treat for eyes (because they are served in glass jars) and also for your tastebuds.

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Mango Jar Cake

This summer dessert is sure to help you beat the heat and tantalize your taste buds leaving you hungry for more. This cold cake needs very simple ingredients that you just have to assemble inside the glass jar.

Start off by taking four slices of bread and cutting them in a round shape, you can use a round cookie cutter or even the lid of some jar. You want your bread circles to have a smaller diameter than the jar you are making the dessert in.

Now puree one mango and chop another. Take a clean, dry mason jar and pour about 2 tablespoons of mango puree in it. Place a previously cut bread slice on the puree. The next step involves putting a scoop of vanilla ice cream over the bread.

Top this up with chopped mangoes and secure this layer with another slice of bread. Create a second layer following the same steps; starting with the puree and ending with chopped mangoes. Your mango cold cake is ready! Serve chilled.

No-Bake Oreo Cheese Cake

Mason jar Oreo cheesecake is a hassle-free dessert that can be prepared quickly.

In order to make the base for your Oreo cheesecake crush 20 oreo cookies into crumbs and add in ¼ cup unsalted butter. Mix thoroughly and put this mixture in the jar. Use a spoon to level the base by pressing it down. Now put your jar in refrigerator so that the base becomes sturdy.

Now prepare the filling for the cake. The cream cheese filling is a smooth blend of 1 cup cream cheese and 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Use an electric mixer to form a paste that has a creamy consistency. Now add in 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Lemon juice and vanilla will give irresistible aroma to your cute cake.

For the topping, simply whip a cup of heavy cream using an electric mixer. We are only going to use half of this whipping cream on top. Fold the rest of the cream into the cream cheese filling, do this very gently so that the air bubbles in the cream are not lost and the filling retains its fluffy texture.

Finally, assemble the cake by spooning in 1/3 cup of the cream cheese filling on the pre-chilled Oreo cookie base. Even it out using a spatula. Now for the topping, put the whipping cream in a piping bag and pipe it down to make a beautiful peak. Sprinkle some crumbled Oreos on top and dig in!

This delicious cheesecake looks best in mini mason jars. You can get as many jars as you need from and make this yummy treat for the whole family.

Mini Chocolate Cakes

This dessert stands out from other cakes because it is a healthier version of a regular chocolate cake. The baked mini chocolate cake does not contain any white flour. This is a very good recipe for all the health-conscious and weight-conscious foodies.

Go through your glass jar collection and pick out fourteen 8 ounce jars to make these cakes in. Start off by greasing the jars with oil or butter. Meanwhile, turn on the oven and set the temperature to 350 Fahrenheit.

Combine 7 ounces of bittersweet chocolate and 4 tablespoons of butter, put this mixture in a double boiler over simmering water until the chocolate melts completely. Allow this mixture to cool slightly.

In a separate bowl beat together 1 cup of granulated sugar and 4 egg yolks until a creamy consistency is reached. Now gradually add in the melted chocolate and butter mixture into this batter while stirring continuously. Lastly, fold in 4 egg whites and your batter is ready!

Remember to not overfill the jars, 3 to 4 tablespoons of cake batter per jar are enough. The baking time for these mini chocolate cakes is only 25 minutes. Be sure to give another 5 minutes if the cakes don’t seem done at the 25-minute mark. An important indication that the cakes are done is that their tops begin to crack.

Once done, dust your mini cakes with confectioners’ sugar and serve with fresh raspberries. This flourless jar cake will definitely impress all the chocolate lovers in your group.


Dessert in a jar is a unique way of prepping and presenting food. These recipes are not only simple but also nutritious and delicious. Don’t forget to prepare these effortless desserts this season. You will be surprised to see how simple ingredients can turn into an unbeatable sweet treat in a few minutes.

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