"Bayou Cream Pies" in a jar

I dusted off my cook books and this girl got her bake on!

OK.. not really.

I didn't  use a cook book and I didn't really bake all that much.

But hey..

I did make the kitchen smell good and my cake stand is pretty.

That counts for something...right?

"Bayou Cream" pies in a jar.

So easy it only takes minutes.

You start with one French Vanilla cake mix.

I baked it in a large shallow square cake pan.

You want your cake to be thin.

I mixed up 2 boxes of pudding.

Not shown here but I also used one jar of chocolate cake frosting.

(frosting needs to be microwaved for about 45 seconds to soften)

You will also need a dozen of half pint jars.

After my cake was cooled, I used a small glass to cut 2" circles.

I covered the bottom of my jar with a layer of pudding.

I then placed my thin layer of cake followed by a layer of melted frosting.

You repeat this pattern until your jar is full.

These are perfect deserts when you need to plan ahead.

You just cover them and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Before serving, I topped mine with a dollop of cool whip.

A fun desert for Mother's Day....

don't mind if I do :)

xo Susie


  1. So easy!!! Who knew?! Love the jar use too girl! ;)

  2. So easy!!! Who knew?! Love the jar use too girl! ;)

  3. You would never guess those beautiful desserts were that easy! Thanks for sharing your secret with us.


  4. Love the Bayou Cream dessert! Kindof reminds me of Boston Cream Pie! Love the little jars!
    And by the way, I love the BLUE jars in your last post. I am like you in the fact that I have a real old blue jar but hate to use it much 'cause I'm afraid I will break it. Now I am on the hunt for the new ones! Thanks for letting us know!

  5. looks yummy wanna give it a try

  6. AnonymousMay 10, 2013

    Looks yummy, cute, and now I'm dreaming of all sorts of variations on this theme. Thanks!!!

  7. Oh Boy...I am IN LUV.....

  8. Love the idea of individual desserts - and in a jar, how sweet!

  9. Great idea! I think I might make up some of these for our Memorial Day weekend RV camping trip! They would be so handy to serve that way.

    How many servings does it make?

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