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4th July Strawberry Cake Jars

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4th July Strawberry Cake Jars – simple, light and fruity desserts in cute jars, to celebrate American Independence Day on 4th July

Happy 4th July, friends! We celebrated with our American friends this year because we were supposed to be out in Walt Disney World celebrating – but with the world as it is, we’re here instead. Better safe than sorry. This is the easiest dessert ever because there’s nothing to bake, just bits to pop together and serve.

Image shows a 4th July Strawberry Cake Jar dessert on a dark wooden tabletop. The jar contains piped whipped cream and strawberries, with stars cut out of vanilla angel cake inside and on top. There is an american flag and three metallic firework sparklers in red, white and blue sticking out of the jar. Image by Sara-Jayne Jones of Keep Up With The Jones Family.

Strawberries in England

I love strawberries and cream in the Summertime here in England because it’s the only time they nearly all taste good. If it’s not Summer, then there are two places I trust to have berries that are as tasty as they’re supposed to be – and that’s from Berryworld, which you can get at Marks and Spencer or the Green Grocer in Romsey. I’ve had so many tasteless berries from other places that I’ve given up trying.

More Fun Food Ideas here!

How to Make Your 4th July Strawberry Cake Jar Desserts

There is minimal equipment needed for this dessert.

  • Your favourite knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Piping Bag and Nozzle
  • Whisk and Bowl
  • Jars for Dessert
  • American Flag and Decorations
Image shows the ingredients needed to make 4th July Strawberry Cake Jar desserts, on top of a dark wooden tabletop. Strawberries, whipped cream, angel cake, and blueberries. Image by Sara-Jayne Jones of Keep Up With The Jones Family.
Image shows vanilla angel cake stars being cut from a slice of cake using a blue star cookie cutter, on top of a wooden chopping board, resting on a dark wooden tabletop. Image by Sara-Jayne Jones of Keep Up With The Jones Family.
Image shows a silver mixing bowl of whipping cream ready for use, with a cream covered whisk in the bowl, on a dark wooden tabletop. Image by Sara-Jayne Jones of Keep Up With The Jones Family.

Ingredients for your summer fruits Independence Day dessert

So easy – only three ingredients! You’ll need a large tub of Double Cream for whipping, a punnet or two of
Strawberries and any other fruit you like [we used raspberries and blueberries as we had them in the fridge too], and a couple of Angel cake loaves, or Pound Cake, Vanilla Sponge cake – whatever you prefer. I like angel cake as it’s quite dense but fluffy.

Image shows a 4th July Strawberry Cake Jar dessert on a dark wooden tabletop. The jar contains piped whipped cream and strawberries, with stars cut out of vanilla angel cake inside and on top. There is an american flag and three metallic firework sparklers in red, white and blue sticking out of the jar. Image by Sara-Jayne Jones of Keep Up With The Jones Family.

Instructions for assembling your dessert jar

  • Start by cutting the Angel cake into slices vertically, discard pink layer because we don’t need that one. My boys ate this. Haha.
  • Using the cutter, make stars from Angel cake layers and put to one side.
    Whip cream in bowl – this is going to take about 5 minutes but it’s SO satisfying when you’re done. Also, your arms will thank you for the toning.
  • Spoon cream into piping bag – I use a round nozzle that gives a smooth round stream of cream.
    Cut Strawberries into quarters.
  • Layer berries, cake and cream into the jar. Decorate it how you like and pipe cream into the cracks between the cake and berries. I added a few raspberries and blueberries to a few of mine as some of us like all the fruits, but some of us like just strawberries.
  • Pipe cream on top in a swirly fashion, and then decorate with Angel cake stars.
  • Pop in flag and decorations, and you’re done.
  • Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve – I never make mine too far in advance because the strawberries go soggy and I like them as fresh as possible. Enjoy!
Image shows the ingredients needed to make 4th July Strawberry Cake Jar desserts, on top of a dark wooden tabletop. Strawberries, whipped cream, angel cake, and blueberries. Image by Sara-Jayne Jones of Keep Up With The Jones Family.
Image shows a 4th July Strawberry Cake Jar dessert on a dark wooden tabletop. The jar contains piped whipped cream and strawberries, with stars cut out of vanilla angel cake inside and on top. There is an american flag and three metallic firework sparklers in red, white and blue sticking out of the jar. Image by Sara-Jayne Jones of Keep Up With The Jones Family.

4th July Strawberry Cake Jar Desserts

Simple, light and fruity desserts in cute jars, to celebrate American Independence Day on 4th July
Print Recipe
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:0 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Piping Bag and Nozzle
  • Whisk and Bowl
  • Jar for Dessert
  • American Flag and Decorations

Ingredients

  • 1 tub Double Cream
  • 1 punnet Strawberries
  • 2 Angel Cake or Pound Cake, Vanilla Sponge cake

Instructions

  • Cut the Angel cake into slices vertically, discard pink layer
  • Cut stars from Angel cake layers
  • Whip cream in bowl
  • Spoon cream into piping bag
  • Cut Strawberries into quarters
  • Layer berries, cake and cream into the jar
  • Pipe cream on top
  • Decorate with Angel cake stars
  • Pop in flag and decorations
  • Serve
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: 4th July, Cake in a Jar, Cream, Dessert, Fun food in jars, Strawberries, strawberries and cream dessert, Strawberry cake
Servings: 6
Cost: £5

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Image shows a 4th July Strawberry Cake Jar dessert on a dark wooden tabletop. The jar contains piped whipped cream and strawberries, with stars cut out of vanilla angel cake inside and on top. There is an american flag and three metallic firework sparklers in red, white and blue sticking out of the jar. Image by Sara-Jayne Jones of Keep Up With The Jones Family.

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