Feb 232016

Mason Jar Brownie Cake Sundaes

When it comes to a family night in, there is one thing that’s a given in my house.  Food.

When we all huddle up under blankets on the sofa to watch something on tv, we have to have some kind of snack to go along with it. Depending on our mood, sometimes we go for savory apps, but nine times out of ten we prefer sweet treats. These Mason Jar Brownie Cake Sundaes are always a crowd pleaser.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Here’s what you do:

In a small bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.


In medium saucepan combine butter, water and cocoa powder. Heat and stir until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and stir in flour mixture.


Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Beat by hand until smooth. Stir in walnuts.


Pour mixture into sterilized wide-mouth canning jars. Can use 1/2 pint or pint size. Only fill half way.


Bake in oven on 325-degrees for 35-40 minutes.


Let cool and then add ice cream and sprinkles to the top.


While the routine itself is a no-brainer for us, finding something that everyone wants to watch can be tough!

I grew up watching Full House, so I am looking forward to watching Fuller House with my family later this month….while eating brownie sundaes of course.  I am super psyched to see Stephanie, Kimmy and DJ back on the small screen later this month. Fuller House premiers on Netflix on Feb. 26!

Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam.  As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own. 

  95 Responses to “Mason Jar Brownie Cake Sundaes”

  1. This looks delicious and love that you used Mason Jars for it. And I also cannot wait for Fuller House here, too now 🙂

  2. These look AMAZING!! Will try these this weekend for my family. Thanks for sharing!

  3. OMG this looks so good. and yeah I’m definitely adding more than one scoop of ice cream.

  4. Looks yummy! I can’t wait for the new Fuller House too!

  5. I have a ton of mason jars laying around! This seems like a super easy recipe as well. 🙂

  6. That look yummy! I have a few mason jars on hand. Will have to give this a try.

  7. The Mason Jars don’t crack in the oven? I didn’t realize that and this would be perfect for me to make a single serving for those times I am craving something sweet–but since there is only me I tend to shy away from baking-we will forget for the moment that I can’t bake and am a klutz!!

  8. We’re big on snacking too, especially when we watch tv. We both watched Full House regularly back in the day, I’ll be checking out Fuller House.

  9. That look so good! I love these mason jar recipes, because they’re instant dishes and you can store the leftovers in them.

  10. Oh my, what an awesome way to get your brownie fix! That would be a fun way to serve dessert at a party. Not sure if I would want to share, though.

  11. I have a girlfriend with a birthday coming up. I’ll have to make one of these for her. We’re all about mason jars down here in Georgia.

  12. I swear canning jars are the most versatile things on earth. This is incredible – it would be awesome to make with the kids some rainy day.

  13. I am so ridiculously excited about the new Fuller House show. I loved it when I was growing up, and I’m sure I will love it now too! And those brownie sundaes look AWESOME!

  14. This looks really tasty! I love homemade brownies!

  15. I love those mason jar sundaes, however I think I might be the only person in the world not really looking forward to Fuller House.

  16. Food is definitely an important theme in almost any family activity we do together,especially watching tv, movies together! lol I love these individual brownie cake sundaes, they look delicious! P.S. We are really looking forward to Fuller House too!

  17. This looks so good! I admit, I am excited for the Fuller House show, I was not and then I saw a preview and am hooked already!

  18. Can’t wait to make this for my dad. He will love it. It’s still fascinating to make a cake in the microwave.

  19. These look really good and the mason jar give them a really nice look. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I am totally not a baker, but I think I could handle your Mason Jar Brownie Cake Sundaes! YUM and perfect for watching Fuller House on Netflix!!

  21. I am far from the best in the kitchen. My results hardly ever look like the recipe photo, but these I might be able to pull off. They look and sound delicious.

  22. I’m looking forward to fuller house as well! And that treat looks amazing

  23. These look absolutely amazing. I love this idea and we all love brownies and sundaes!

  24. I love these! I think they make great gifts and they are so pretty to look at. Not to mention, I bet they are yummy.

  25. I got this in my email feed….. right after the Bikini Body post!! The Nerve!!! LMAO. See you again for this one in 21 days. 🙂

  26. I love desserts in mason jars! These are really cute and I bet they taste good too!

  27. This look so delicious! I love mason jar desserts.

  28. Sprinkles are a mandatory ingredient for any ice cream in our house. Red loves them only on vanilla!

  29. So cute making this in a mason jar! I also love that there is no pre-boxed stuff. It’s all homemade

  30. That looks so yummy! My problem is that I always overfill my mason jars when I bake. I need to use restraint and only pour about 1/2 way!

  31. Omg these look so yummy! And they’re not that hard to make! Good thing I have a lot of mason jars because I’m making these tonight.

  32. This looks amazing. The perfect fit for a night of Netflix watching.

  33. There’s nothing like brownies and ice cream; it’s a delicious treat. I’m excited to see the new Fuller House too. Netflix has so many great shows coming up this year.

  34. Those look so delicious! I have never baked in a mason jar before though I’ve seen several recipes with it. I think I need to step outside my comfort zone and try it!

  35. How yummy. This looks like such a fun treat.

  36. oh yes I think I need to be making some of these this weekend they look incredible

  37. Love how these are portioned out and easy to avoid messes!

  38. These look really good. Who doesn’t want to eat brownies…in all ways!!

  39. These are so fun. Everyone gets their very own dessert!

  40. This is such a cute idea and it looks delish!

  41. Mason jars are so versatile and awesome aren’t they! I love to use them in so many different ways!

  42. I have never had a cake sundae before but yours looks amazing! I like that it is a mason jar it makes a change from the usual.

  43. Oh man these look oh so good! I like that they can be customized with extra toppings, fruit or candy too.

  44. I have been craving sweets so much lately!! I need to try these mason jar sundaes!!

  45. This looks absolutely delicious! I’m going to have to try it for sure.

  46. I usually use mason jars as part of my home decorations. I might give this recipe a try.

  47. I have a ton of mason jars around! It looks super easy, can’t wait to try it!

  48. This sounds amazing! I love making treats in mason jars. It makes it so easy!

  49. You had me in love with this dessert just after reading the name of it! I am also very excited for the release of Fuller House, it seems like we have been waiting forever.

  50. These seem so easy to make. I need to give them a try. I am so looking forward to Fuller House!

  51. I had NO idea you can even bake in mason jars! Where have I been? Why am I NOT baking cake in jars??

  52. I have a few of these jars in my house and I bought them at a thrift store…didn’t know you could bake in them.

  53. These look so good! I love doing desserts like this- makes the portions spot on!

  54. This looks very good. I have some of these jars in my home and I’ve wondered what I could make with them. I’ll have to try this out.

  55. I’m getting out of bed & making these immediately. I just can’t get enough chocolate! These are heaven in a jar.

  56. These look so good!!! I love streaming Netflix so many great shows and movies to watch.

  57. That is just too much yummy goodness in one jar. I am marking this one down.

  58. That recipe is so easy to make! Thanks for the awesome idea. I love brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! This is perfect as a dessert or as a snack.

  59. I think Mason jar desserts are the cutest! I also like that these don’t look too difficult to make. I’m really interested in checking out Fuller House once it’s released on Netflix.

  60. These mason jar brownie cake sundaes look so delicious. I am for sure going to be making these and they would be a great dessert. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  61. I have a strange obsession with recipes I can make in mason jars. I have the same obsession with brownies. Yum!

  62. This is absolutely looks good, I want to try this and i love that jars

  63. I love this brownie, perfect for our dessert and i think it will be easy to prepare

  64. This looks delicious and they seem easy enough to make too. Thanks for sharing this tasty idea with us.

  65. omg nice recipe! i can totally make this tomorrow after our flower garden trip to chill!

  66. wow, what a pretty neat idea! I would love to try this since I have all the recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  67. How tasty! I’ve been meaning to try and get stuff to make my own Shamrock Shake. This would be great to try out to.

  68. Do I have to share?? This looks amazing and perfect for MOM to grab when the kids are asleep

  69. I love the mason jar appearance.
    These look like tasty treats.

  70. I totally am going to make this. I need a sweet treat and this looks too easy!

  71. Now I really want brownies! These look so yummy. I will most def. be pinning for later!

  72. I love anything in a mason jar! I’m going to have to make these mason jar brownie cake sundaes with my kids very soon!

  73. Love this isdea of dessert in jar is a great way to avoid a mess and plus it looks really cool

  74. These would be so much fun to make with the kiddos! And because of the individual servings, there’s no fight over who has the bigger piece or he/she has more! Thanks for the recipe share!

  75. Why would you tease me like this! That is amazing and I want to make it right now!

  76. Robin this is such a cool idea. I can’t wait to make these this weekend with the kiddos.

  77. Wow talk about delicious! I want to try to make these right now but I shouldn’t haha

  78. This looks really good though not good for the waist line

  79. Wow, I didn’t know you can bake in masin jars. I will definitely try this.

  80. I love mason jar treats! These ones look really yummy. I shudder to think of the calories but oh well. Aint nobody got time for calories.

  81. These are absolutely precious! I love mason jar snacks.

  82. Oh my, this looks amazing! I have used mason jars to combine ready-to-eat salads, but this looks really yummy! I wonder if gluten-free flour would work?

  83. this is a good one . . .you had me at brownie! My daughter would freak on these as she LOVES anything brownies! 😉

  84. That looks really good! I need to get on the mason jar bandwagon!

  85. Oh these look SO good – my children would love them so much! Kaz

  86. OMG february 26 is today! I better start looking for Fuller House! Btw this brownie cake sundaes looks really good! I might want to do 3 jars… just for me hahaha

  87. Love the presentation!! And looks delish.

  88. This looks so amazing! I have to try to make it, it looks like the perfect snack!

  89. These look really yummy and easy to make too! I think they’d make for a perfect midnight snack! ; )

  90. I could go for a brownie sundae right about now! YUM! 🙂

  91. These look like the perfect snack or dessert to enjoy some TV time. Mason jars are the perfect size for individual portions.

  92. I am definitely making this soon! Looks delicious!

  93. oh my…I’m so drooling. And ice cream on top is just perfect for everyone.