Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Chocolate Cake In A Jar

Chocolate Cake in a Jar

Do you have a go-to dessert?
You know, the dessert that you take to family reunions, holidays and picnics when you
don't have the time or energy to think of something else to make.

My go-to dessert is this chocolate trifle.  For years I made it in a glass trifle bowl.  If I'm
serving a large crowd, I make it in a punch bowl. I've even made it in a large glass jar,
but my favorite way to take chocolate trifle to a party is in this plastic bucket/jar thing
I found at Walmart! It has a handle and it's own lid, making it super easy to carry to any
type of event!

One of the reasons this is my go-to dessert is simply because it is SO easy to make.
It's basically cake, pudding, whipped cream and chopped candy or fruit.
That's it.

Another reason I love this dessert is because you can easily make adjustments.
No chocolate cake in the house?
Bake what ever flavor you have and then adjust the pudding flavor and candy or fruit.
It's easy to assemble and everyone loves it.

What more could you want in a dessert?!?

Chocolate Cake in a Jar

Chocolate Cake In a Jar

1 box chocolate cake mix plus ingredients to make cake (I use Duncan Hines)
5.1 oz. box instant chocolate pudding (large size)
3 cups milk
8 oz. container whipped cream topping
chopped candy bars or cookies, fruit, or sprinkles

Bake cake as directed on package. You will only use half of the cake, so I freeze
the other half in a ziplock freezer bag. That way I already have the cake ready for
the next cake in a jar!

In a large mixing bowl, whisk pudding and milk; set aside.

To assemble:
Cut cake in half (freeze the other half or enjoy it later).
Layer cubes of cake , pudding, whipped topping, chopped candy bars or fruit.
Repeat with another layer.

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.



  1. It's hard to tell how big the container is, do you know how many cups it holds? Or the measurement.....
    Thanks so much

    1. Hi Denise! The MainStays jar with handle is made of clear acrylic and it is 130 ounces. It's available in the housewares section at Walmart and on their website.


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