Chocolate Mason Jar Cake Recipe for a Thoughful Homemade Gift

Chocolate Mason Jar Cake Recipe for a Thoughful Homemade Gift

Gram's Chocolate Mason Jar Cake Recipe is sustainable, thoughtful, fun, and budget friendly.


Simply grab your ingredients and jar from Gram and follow the instructions below:


Chocolate Mason Jar Cake Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1000ml Gram jar
  • Decorative string (for decoration)
  • Instructions card or tag with baking instructions 

Instructions for Layering the Jar:

Preparation: Clean and dry the mason jar thoroughly.


Layering the Ingredients: Start by adding the dry ingredients to the jar in the following order:

  • Bottom layer: Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Pour this mixture into the jar.
  • Next layer: Add the cocoa powder evenly on top of the previous layer.
  • Top layer: Add chocolate chips as the final layer to the jar.

Sealing the Jar: Close the jar tightly with the lid.

Decorating the Jar: Use decorative string to adorn the jar attractively. Attach the baking instructions card or tag with a nice string or ribbon.

Baking Instructions (to be written on the instruction card/tag):

Additional Ingredients:


3/4 cup rice bran oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or beans
1 cup water (or milk for a richer taste)


Baking Process: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a cake pan.
  • Empty the contents of the jar into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the oil, eggs, vanilla, and water (or milk) to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool completely before serving.


This adorable Mason Jar Cake not only makes for a charming gift but also a convenient way to prepare a delicious homemade dessert!

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