Mason Jar Recipes: Easy Dump Cake Dessert

During the summer I love to make desserts in mason jars, especially for bbqs. There is something about each person having their own dessert cup that is really fun. I have seen dump cakes all over Pinterest and thought this would be a fun thing to try to make in a mason jar. You can make this recipe all year round with either fresh or canned fruit. I know don’t judge this is a super quick recipe that can be assembled in minutes. Trust me after this you will be looking for more Mason Jar Recipes like these mason jar cheesecakes.


Once you pick your fruit and cake flavors ready to assemble the clean large mouth mason jars. 


Divide the one can among 6 mason jars. Next time I will add fresh blueberries to the mixture as well. 


Using about 1/2 of the box cake mixture or about 1/4 cup of mix per mason jar, add the next layer. 


Dollop with 1 tablespoon of butter.

mason-jar-dessert Cover with the topping mixture. (Nuts are optional)

Bake and allow to cool slightly. mason jar dump cake

Before serving dollop with whipped topping.


Each Guest gets a yummy mason jar dessert to themselves. What mason jar recipes do you like to make? 

Dump Cake in Mason Jar

Dump Cake in Mason Jar

Yield: 6 cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Dump cake made in individual Mason Jars is the perfect picnic food


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries or 1 can pie filling
  • 1 Box Cake Mix, yellow, white, chocolate
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • mini mason jars
  • Whipped topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rinse the blueberries and drain them.(if using as main flavor)
  3. Place approximately 1/2 cup of fresh or canned fruit filling in the bottom of each mason jar.
  4. Using about half a box for 6 cakes, sprinkle the cake mix over the fruit
  5. Cut the butter into six even slices, about 1 tablespoon. Place ontop of cake
  6. Place all of the mason jars on a cookie sheet and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
  7. Remove cakes from the oven and let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.


Either use Mini mason jars if you have them if not use regular wide mouth jars

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 615Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 23mgSodium 752mgCarbohydrates 96gFiber 3gSugar 55gProtein 6g

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  1. Ummmm I’ll take one of those stat! They look crazy delish…and so easy!

  2. that is a great idea, so easy and perfect for the kids to get their hands dirty. can’t wait to see your party..

  3. I’ve never made a dump cake before. Perhaps I need to give this one a whirl with all my extra Ball jars!

  4. Now, this is a great idea! I could so use this idea for a baking party and have each kid make their own! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. This looks like a great recipe to make! My kids would really love this idea!

  6. I have only made salad in mason jars. This sounds great, especially if you are entertaining!

  7. That just looks like it’s fun to put together. I bet the kids would love this one too.

  8. OH M GEE! Wow this is making my mouth water. Loving it

  9. I love easy Recipes .. and also Mason Jars .. this looks like such an easy thing to make and that it would also taste good

  10. loving the use of mason jars for desserts. Such a fun and cute idea too, very nice!

  11. This looks like fun! I love easy recipes and mason jar recipes are my favorite.

  12. I have shared many cold beverages in a mason jar but I have not made a dessert in one!
    That looks amazing 🙂

  13. love this recipe looks so easy and yummy perfect time for peach recipes as we are in peach season here where I live
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  14. I have pinned this one for later! I love the idea that each guest gets their very own Mason Jar dessert! It looks and sounds scrumptious too!

  15. OMg these look so good. I so want one now. I need to make these this weekend.

  16. I love anything served in a mason jar! These sound delicious.

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