4th of July Cake in a Jar

This 4th of July Cake in a Jar is fun and Patriotic!! Easy to make ,and kids and adults will love them! Made with pre-made cupcakes, or make from scratch.

Guys, I think I’m experiencing character growth because I’m posting a holiday recipe weeks before the holiday.

Usually I don’t even think of them until the week before and I’ll post something wonderful, like Pound Cake Easter Eggs, but I’ll do it the night before. If I’m feeling generous, two nights before. So then it’s all, “Here’s a fantastic recipe, but the stores are already filled to the brim with holiday shoppers and you’ll never pull this off in time. Good luck!” Yeah, not this time. I’ve got ya. I’m feeling rather generous this Monday because I didn’t have a great weekend, and I’m recovering.

Not even worth a paragraph. Not vague-blogging. We’re all fine. We all like each other. Just not the best time!

This, however, is the best time:

Cake in a jar

There are a few things I love about my cake in a jar recipe, and not just how PRETTY it is. It’s that once you learn how to make cake in a jar, that sort of opens up your repertoire for similar recipes. You can make them for any season in any color. Rainbows! Valentines! Birthdays! Whatever. Mason jar cake recipes are pretty much always timely. Kid parties. Graduations. Whatever. I know you get the point. And I was going to make these for Memorial Day, but couldn’t get my act together.

This 4th of July Cake in a Jar is fun and Patriotic!! Easy to make ,and kids and adults will love them! Made with pre-made cupcakes, or make from scratch.

I often Google easy 4th of July desserts, but I often do that the night before. This way you can be prepared early. And remember, red, white and blue desserts are timely several times a year, AND, you don’t have to save these for red, white and blue. Make them any color and any time! You’ve totally got this. July 4th dessert ideas, usable ANYTIME. And how.

4th of July Cake in a Jar:

Ingredients:

5 Red Cupcakes, unfrosted
5 Blue Cupcakes, unfrosted
4 Glass Jars, approximately ½ pint size
1 Container White Frosting
Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles, assorted

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Instructions:

1 – First crumble up the blue cupcakes into a bowl. Crumble up the red cupcakes and put those in a separate bowl.

2 – Put some of the white frosting into a small piping bag or a small plastic baggie with the corner cut off.

3 – Take a jar and put a layer of blue cake crumbles in the bottom. My layer was about an inch thick.

4 – Take the frosting and pipe a thick line around the edges of the blue cake crumbles. Make sure you are pressing the frosting against the glass edge as you are going around.

5 – Add a layer of the red cake crumbles next – about an inch thick.

6 – Pipe another thick line of frosting around the edges of the red cake, again making sure you are touching the glass.

7 – Add another layer of blue crumbles, then a frosting line, and another layer of red crumbles.

8 – Now pipe a full layer of frosting over the top of the cake so it’s completely covered. You should be right about at the top rim of the jar.

9 – Sprinkle the patriotic sprinkles over the top.

10 – Repeat steps 3-9 for the remaining jars.

*Note: I prepared a white cake mix and divided the batter equally and colored half blue and half red. Bake cupcakes according to the package.

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What do you think of these, as far as 4th of July desserts go? Are you often looking for easy patriotic desserts? Have you ever made cake in a jar? So many probing questions! Ultimately, these are meant to be enjoyed, and I think they rock.

This 4th of July Cake in a Jar is fun and Patriotic!! Easy to make ,and kids and adults will love them! Made with pre-made cupcakes, or make from scratch.

How far in advance would you prefer to read a holiday or seasonal recipe?

Strawberry Lemon Trifle With 7UP®: Upgrade Your Summer at Walmart!

This post was sponsored by Walmart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

Don’t forget to check out the awesome Upgrade Your Summer Giveaway at Walmart! (more info below)

My mom and I always say there’s a single moment in which you know it’s the holidays, and there’s one for summer too!

It’s always before summer, of course, and is usually on a gorgeous May day. Maybe it’s your first day wearing sandals with a dress, or a shorter dress instead of a maxi. Maybe it’s a day with shorts and the windows down. It could be a Memorial Day party or the first crack of the baseball bat at the field across your house. Whatever it is, I LOVE it. I’m a July baby, and I became a mom in July, so I’m all about all things summer. I don’t even mind humidity if it means longer days of sun and fun.

In the summer, we are all about celebrating and entertaining.

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About once or twice a week, we go to Walmart to shop for warm weather meals and party supplies. You’d be amazed at what you can do with anything strawberry, cake mix, and 7UP®. I’m excited to share my Strawberry Lemon Trifle recipe:

Strawberry Lemon Trifle With 7UP®

Strawberry Lemon Trifle With 7UP®

Ingredients

  1. 1 can 12 oz 7UP®
  2. 1 box 15.25 oz vanilla cake mix
  3. 2 boxes, 3.4 oz each, instant lemon pudding
  4. 3-1/2 cups milk
  5. 1 tub 8 oz whipped topping, thawed
  6. 8-10 fresh strawberries, washed and tops removed

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13x9 baking pan, and then set aside
  • 2. Mix soft drink and cake mix together in a bowl
  • 3. Pour into prepared pan
  • 4. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until center is set and edges are brown
  • 5. Cool completely
  • 6. Add pudding and milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth
  • 7. Refrigerate at least five minutes
  • 8. When cake is completely cooled, cut in half and cut each half into small pieces. Sometimes it's easier to just break the cake apart with your fingers
  • 9. Place half of the cake into the bottom of the trifle bowl
  • 10. Cover with half of the pudding and half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers
  • 11. Slice strawberries into thin slices
  • 12. Place on top of the whipped topping
  • 13. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve
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7UP products are made with the highest-quality ingredients. Whatever the flavor, you can be rest assured that your can is crisp, clean, and refreshing. When the days of summer are heating up, refresh yourself with an Original 7UP with its iconic lemon lime flavor! That’s why we grab a 12-pack at Walmart, and easy supplies for my trifle.

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Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

I’d love to hear how you celebrate summer! When we were kids, we had a large in-ground pool. My parents would have parties so big, that every square inch of lawn was covered by towels. There’d be people in the pool, people on the lawn, people on the front lawn playing games. My dad was a pioneer of the times and had large outdoor speakers so he could blast music to us. That’s why this giveaway is so awesome! You’d get a patio set, speakers, a grill, a cooler, and a gift card. And 25 winners will win gift cards to get some good stuff for summer! What would you get with your Walmart gift card?

Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

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Cooking and baking with 7UP is a delight! I can’t even tell you why it changes the texture and flavor of my trifle better than anything else can. This is a simple and fun recipe – easy to whip up for the family, or serve to summer guests!

Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

Giveaway Time!

Find out more about 7UP and Walmart, and how to upgrade your summer! And visit the Upgrade Your Summer website to enter the Backyard Makeover promotion here. And see below for prize details for your Backyard Makeover:

Eight (8) Grand Prize Packages: Each winner will receive the following:
One (1) Palm Springs Wicker Patio Set with four (4) Chairs.
One (1) Sonus Out Speakers.
One (1) Weber Genesis 11 E310 Grill.
One (1) Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler.
One (1) $300 Walmart Gift Card (Terms and conditions of the Gift Card apply).
Twenty-five (25) Second Prizes: Each winner to receive one (1) $25 Walmart Gift Card (Terms and conditions of the Gift Card apply).

Looking to upgrade your summer? Walmart can help! We picked up 7UP to make this delicious Strawberry Lemon Trifle. It's the exact kind of unique and tasty summer #dessert #recipe to wow your guests and your family! #UpgradeYourSummer #IC #ad

Good luck!

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