I’ve been doing a little planning ahead figuring out what kind of dessert I’d like to serve July 4th. I’ve been seeing lots of photos on Pinterest showing desserts made in a Mason jar, so I decided I’d try my hand at making one. I wanted something that could be made in advance, and was quick and easy. And red, white, and blue, of course!
For the red part, I went with a red velvet cake mix. Who doesn’t like red velvet??? Normally I would make my own cake from scratch, but I was going for the quick and easy part here. So I just followed the directions on the package.
All you do is layer the cake cubes, the whipped cream mixture, and the blueberries in the jars. I had 8 jars filled before I knew it.
The jars can be prepared a day ahead, refrigerated, and brought out when you’re ready to serve them. Guests can just pass them around and enjoy them at their leisure, leaving YOU, the host, time to enjoy the festivities!
Since I was going to art class the evening that I made these, I took these along with me so that the other students could be my official taste testers! There were clean jars in just a few minutes. Like I said, “Who doesn’t like red velvet cake?”