Save on Pinterest

Red Velvet Jar Cake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

16 servings

I love to make these red velvet jar cakes for friends, family and teachers. Red velvet is my favorite during the holidays, but you can use any cake and frosting flavors you like. Then dress up the jars with homemade labels and ribbons for gifting. Don't forget to tie a spoon to the jar; everyone likes to dig right in! —Lillie Collier, Mobile, Alabama
Red Velvet Jar Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

Ingredients

  • 1 package red velvet cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ICING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 16 half-pint jars

Directions

  1. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions, adding pudding mix before mixing batter, and folding 1 cup chocolate chips into prepared batter. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake and cool as package directs. Cut into 1/4-inch cubes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth.
  4. In each of 16 half-pint jars, layer 1/2 cup cake cubes, 1 tablespoon icing and 1 tablespoon remaining chocolate chips. Repeat layers. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 530 calories, 28g fat (13g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

Recommended Video