Strawberry Shortcake Jars

These individual strawberry shortcake jars are perfect for picnics or party. Strawberries and cake combine in a fresh, sweet dessert that is a classic. Fresh strawberries are the star of this sweet treat. Recipe by Bella Bucchiotti.

Strawberry Shortcake Jars

Strawberry Shortcake Jars

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 8 Jars

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  • Mixer, jars with lids



  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 12 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • 3 cups strawberries chopped
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced


  • 1 cup whipped cream



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and the baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Beat just until fluffy.
  • Mix in the eggs one at a time. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Add in ½ of the sour cream and mix until combined. Repeat with the flour and the sour cream once more, then end by mixing in last 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly. Bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, cool completely and then cut into rounds using a cup or cookie cutter sized for the jars you will be using.


  • In a bowl, mix together the strawberries and the sugar.
  • Add the lemon juice. Mix well and let sit for about 20 minutes.

To Assemble:

  • Make the whipping cream with a mixer.
  • Layer the cake rounds with cake, whipped cream and strawberries into cups or jars. Layer until full to top.
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