Strawberry shortcake parfait

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Most of us think strawberry desserts have to be reserved for summer only. However, we love this sweet, juicy fruit year-round, and recently learned that Florida strawberries are at their best from January through March! Not to be ones to let an opportunity for yummy desserts slip by us, we combined strawberries, angel food cake, and whipped cream topping in a Mason jar make the perfect strawberry shortcake parfait that will be delicious any time of year.

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Parfait in a Mason Jar

Strawberry shortcake parfait

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4

1 lb. fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
Store-bought pound cake or angel food cake
Whipped cream toppingcake.cubed

The trick to making this easy dessert is taking a shortcut on the shortcake! Using store-bought pound cake or angel food cake makes this recipe so easy to throw together.



1. Wash and dry the strawberries.
2. Slice strawberries, reserving a few for garnish.
3. Combine strawberries and sugar in a large bowl. Stir to mix until sugar begins to change into a syrup/glaze consistency on the strawberries.
4. Cut cake into one-inch cubes.
5. Layer cake, strawberries and whipped cream topping in Mason jars.
6. Repeat layers and use reserved strawberries as garnish on top!


Mason jar love

While strawberry shortcake parfait could certainly be served in another type of dish, the vote is in and putting it in a Mason jar just makes it better. Not only does it make for a better presentation, but it just taste sweeter this way, too! You can pick up Mason jars at just about every grocery store.   Clean-up is easy in the dishwasher and make the jars ready to use again and again. We’re pretty sure that strawberry shortcake parfait in Mason jars will be the sweetest way to welcome spring and something that the entire family will enjoy!

Strawberry Shortcake in a Mason Jar

Meet the Author | Carrie Beth & Jen

Carrie Beth and Jen are both 30-something mothers and wives, who happen to be best friends. They both love all things preppy, southern, and just plain pretty. Between the two of them, they have 5 precious little ones and constantly have a text conversation going on about the day-to-day of their lives and the crazy adventure that is motherhood. Whether it's trying to keep up with current fashion trends, finally getting around to that DIY project, or just dealing with everyday life with kids, it always keeps them laughing and it's always real life. They share their ideas and stories on their blog, The Magnolia Mamas.

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  2. What size mason jars did you prepare this dessert in?

  3. Can you make a day prior? Or will the cake go soggy?

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