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Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar

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These adorable Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar desserts are simple to make and they are the perfect dessert for the summer! Easy to make and share! Try out all of these yummy strawberry recipes!

If you have never made desserts in a mason jar to enjoy and share you have to give this recipe for strawberry shortcake in a jar a try. This is a fun and simple way to serve up a tasty dessert that everyone loves.

Strawberry shortcake desserts just scream summer. I love using fresh local berries from the farmers market to make desserts like Strawberry Dessert Taco Recipe, Strawberry Smoothie Bowl, and Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream!

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The great thing about making delicious strawberry shortcake in a jar recipe is that everyone gets their own! It’s a great little treat that you can serve up for parties, family dinners, and more.

There’s nothing better than rest strawberries and cake with delicious frosting. It’s a great summer dessert that you can serve year round. It’s never a bad time for a bright and fresh dessert.

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Can I make this a gluten free dessert?

You can use whatever kind of cake you’d like when making this recipe. It’s a simple dessert and uses cake so as written it is not naturally gluten free.

You can use a vanilla cake that is gluten free though and that would solve your problem! Either make one from scratch or use a boxed mix that is gluten free in order to meet your allergen needs.

finished strawberry shortcake in a jar

What do I need to make strawberry shortcake in a jar desserts?

This recipe uses cake mix with eggs, water, and oil. You’ll also need strawberries, instant pudding, whipped cream, and cold milk! 

That is all you will need to make this delicious dessert. It will make about 16 servings so you can make more or less based on what you need. You can also put these in larger jars if you want to make the portions larger and have less servings.

The taller jelly jars work well for making a double sized portion, you just double up the layers as you build your strawberry shortcakes in a jar!

ingredients for making strawberry shortcake in a jar

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

Finished strawberry shortcake in a jar recipe

How to make a strawberry shortcake in a jar:

Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Prepping cake mix

In a large mixing bowl, prepare the cake mix as directed on the box with the eggs, oil, and water. Mix until evenly combined and there are no more lumps.

preparing cake batter

Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake as directed on the package, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

cake batter poured into a baking dish

Once it is done baking, remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes or longer. If you want a cooler and firmer cake (easier to cut into squares), you can put it in the fridge to chill some more after it has cooled on the rack for a bit.

cake ready to be baked.

Prepare the pudding as per package instructions with cold milk. Mix until thickened and then set aside.

strawberries sliced in a bowl.

Wash and slice the strawberries and place into a bowl.

strawberries sliced in a bowl.

Then cut the cooled cake into small squares.

cooled cake cut into squares

Now it’s time to assemble the mason jars. Add the cake, strawberry slices, pudding, and layer it any way you want. Top with more strawberry slices and some whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!

finished and layered strawberry shortcake in a jar recipe.

Looking for even more delicious strawberry desserts to try?

Here are some delicious recipes that use strawberries. If you have a bunch you need to use or if you just want to load up on fresh strawberry recipes you have to give these a try!

Finished strawberry shortcake in a jar recipe

Printable Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar Recipe:

Yield: 16

Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar

Featured image showing finished strawberry shortcake in a jar.

These adorable Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar desserts are simple to make and they are the perfect dessert for the summer! Easy to make and share!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Betty Crocker Cake Mix (plus ingredients stated on box: eggs, oil, water)
  • 8 cups strawberries, sliced
  • Two 3 oz boxes of vanilla instant pudding (plus ingredients stated on box: 2 cups of cold milk per box)
  • Whipped cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, prepare the cake mix as directed on the box with the eggs, oil, and water. Mix until evenly combined and there are no more lumps.
  3. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake as directed on the package, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Once it is done baking, remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes or longer. If you want a cooler and firmer cake (easier to cut into squares), you can put it in the fridge to chill some more after it has cooled on the rack for a bit.
  5. Prepare the pudding as per package instructions with cold milk. Mix until thickened and then set aside.
  6. Wash and slice the strawberries and place into a bowl.
  7. Then cut the cooled cake into small squares.
  8. Now it’s time to assemble the mason jars. Add the cake, strawberry slices, pudding, and layer it any way you want. Top with more strawberry slices and some whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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