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?

Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

These Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are easy to make and will be the talk of your spring, summer, birthday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or graduation party. The sky is the limit! #recipes #slowcooker #pulledchicken #partytime

It’s so nice out today, that I simply have to tell you how I like to BBQ – with slow cooker Hawaiian Chicken!

This is one of my favorite recipes of all time, and we all know the ample opportunities to party this time of year. Whether it’s graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, birthday, backyard wedding, National Pet Day (yes, really), National Hawaiian Pulled Chicken Day (I made that one up), or just ’cause it’s so nice out and we want to party, there’s always an occasion for Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken makes the house smell so amazing! Also I love when people walk into our house and ask, “What’s that smell? It smells absolutely divine.”

It’s Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken, of course!

Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients:

3-4 lbs. Chicken Breasts
16 oz. Prepared Coleslaw
1 ½ cups Barbecue Sauce
2 cups Pineapple Juice
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Minced Garlic
2 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Onion sliced
2 Tbsp. flour, optional

BBQ Pulled Chicken

Directions:

1 – Place all the ingredients, except the chicken & onion, in a bowl and mix well

2 – Put the chicken and onion in a crockpot and pour the sauce over it. Cook on high for 4-5 hours

3 – Once chicken is cooked through, remove it and shred it

4 – If you would like to thicken the sauce a little, you can add the flour to the sauce and mix well

5 – Add back in the shredded chicken and let cook for about another hour to let the sauce thicken up

6 – Once it is done, place a heaping spoonful on a bun and top with coleslaw

7 – Enjoy!

Would you try this recipe?

These Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are easy to make and will be the talk of your spring, summer, birthday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or graduation party. The sky is the limit! #recipes #slowcooker #pulledchicken #partytime