Why is eating out of a little mason jar so much fun? These Banana Split Cakes in a Jar are absolutely delicious, and of course are made even more fun by serving them in a mason jar.
Perfect for events, potlucks or parties. Make the cake ahead and keep the lid on until serving and then top with the frosting!
There is nothing more fun than serving up Desserts in Jars.
This cookbook is full of wonderful, fun and elegant desserts for every single occasion imaginable.
I find myself reaching for mine, when I want to do something creative, but am struggling to come up with something.
Everyone loves being served desserts in jars.
While I enjoy using my jars to cook and bake in, sometimes you just need an easy dessert for a gathering, where the presentation just makes it better.
Enter the Banana Split Cakes In a Jar. Inspired by the cookbook, and Shaina’s recipe for Frozen Banana Splits, my teenagers and I set out to create a fun but non frozen dessert for a recent event we brought dessert to.
This recipe is really more about the presentation than the actual recipe.
But regardless, we had a lot of fun in the kitchen baking, experimenting and eating a lot of cake. And bananas. And cake.
Did I mention cake?
Because there was a lot. You know, in case I didn’t mention it.
Also, the first time we made this, we made from scratch cakes. Yep. And we made our own sauces. And then we got smart. It was a lot of work.
So the second time we made them, we used box mixes for the cake and jarred jellies and sauces for the fruit.
It was a WHOLE lot easier and took HALF the time to put together. So I’m giving you that recipe.
However, if you want to make your cakes from scratch, and your fruit sauces from scratch, you knock yourself out. Don’t get me wrong, it was good.
But honestly so was the second batch.
And everyone was happy and complimenting us and they all seemed surprised when I confessed they were boxed mixes. LOL
So I’m seriously just making these with box mixes from now on. Again, knock yourself out with the made from scratch thing.
More Desserts in Jars Recipes
- Summer Fruit Fool in Jars
- Banana Split Cakes in a Jar
- Key Lime Pies in a Jar
- Fudgy Brownie Mix
- 5 Minute Coffee Cake in a Jar
- Mini Blueberry Cream Cheese Pies
- Peach Crisp in Jars
- Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
- Salted Caramel Frozen Yogurt
- Boston Cream Pie Trifle
- Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar
- Caramel Panna Cotta in a Jar
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie in a Jar
- Banana Split Ice Cream
- Midori Melon Flower Cupcakes
- Triple Berry Crisp in a Jar
- Gluten Free Pull-Apart Cinnamon Bread in a Jar
- Chocolate and Banana Ice Box Trifle In A Jar
Recipe for Banana Split Cakes in a Jar
Banana Split Cakes in a Jar
- 1 bunch of bananas 4-5 depending on how many jars you are making
- 1 Strawberry Cake baked in a 13×9 inch pan cooled
- 1 Vanilla Cake baked in a 13×9 inch pan cooled
- 1 Chocolate Cake baked in a 13×9 inch pan cooled
- 1 jar of strawberry ice cream topping
- 1 jar of pineapple ice cream topping Smuckers is what we used
- 1 bottle of chocolate syrup
- Whipped Cream
- Maraschino Cherries
- Begin by slicing bananas.
- Cut each flavor of cake into 1″ squares.
- Wash and completely dry your jars.
- Layer the sliced bananas on the bottom of the jar. We did 4 slices. Layer the strawberry cake pieces on top. We did about 4-5 pieces depending of course on size of the cubes.
- Spoon pineapple ice cream topping over the top of the strawberry cake. Layer another layer of bananas. This time we only did 3.
- Top with white cake pieces.
- Spoon the chocolate syrup over the top of the vanilla cake.
- Add another layer of bananas.
- Top with chocolate cake pieces.
- Spoon the strawberry ice cream topping over the top of the chocolate cake.
- Top the entire thing with whipped cream and a cherry and serve with a long tea spoon.