Strawberry Shortcake, in a jar

Very reminiscent of childhood treats

Strawberry Shortcake in a jarIngredients

  • Pound cake – I used the recipe from The Joy of Baking
  • 1 punnet of strawberries, chopped into quarters
  • 1/4 C caster sugar
  • 2 TBL water
  • 300 ml cream, whipped (sweetened with a little icing sugar)
  • a splash of berry liqueur


  1. Cook the fruit, sugar, liqueur and water in a heavy bottomed saucepan, let it boil for no more than three minutes, set aside to cool
  2. Cut the cake into 1.5 cm slices and then cut circles, place in the bottom of the jar.
  3. Layer with the strawberries and cream.  For the following layers of cake, just break chunks and arrange them around the jar.  Keep layering and finish withe some strawberries.  I saved same fresh ones of the top of mine, and garnished with a sprig of mint.
  4. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
There's nothing wrong with dressing it up a little

There’s nothing wrong with dressing it up a little