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Christmas Cake Jars Recipe

These Christmas cake jars are delicious, beautiful and very easy to make. They make the perfect homemade food gift for those special people in your life.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 19 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 14


  • Mason Jars


  • 1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix Ingredients listed on box
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix Ingredients listed on box
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter Room temperature
  • 12 Oz White Chocolate Chopped
  • 6 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 7 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • Assorted Sprinkles Optional


  • Mix and bake the cake mixes according to the box instructions.
  • In a microwave safe bowl add the chopped chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds. Microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is completely melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl add the softened butter, salt and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined. Frosting will be thick.
  • Add the melted chocolate and mix. Add the heavy cream and mix until completely combined and smooth. Put frosting into a piping bag and set aside.
  • Take the cooled cake and chop into cubes. Add the chopped cake to the bottom of the jar. Top with frosting and assorted sprinkles of your choice. Continue layering until the jar is full.
  • Top the jars with holiday fabric and tie with string. Perfect holiday gift!


  • We made the cake into cupcakes and used about 3.25 cupcakes to fill our 16 ounce jars. 
  • You can bake the cake in any pan. You will just cut it into cubes to fill the jars you are using. 
  • Using a tall glass cup, put your piping bag in it, lay the sides over the glass and add the frosting. This will make it easier to fill the bag.
  • You can make the cake in advance up to 2 days before assembling them. 
  • Store at room temperature for a few days or refrigerate for a week.
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