How To Make Cupcakes In A Jar: Christmas, Halloween, Weddings, Valentines And More

by Margielynn

How To Make Cupcakes In A Jar: Christmas, Halloween, Weddings, Valentines And More!

These pretty cupcakes in a jar make a statement when used for gift giving or dinner parties.
Add one to a packed lunch, what a treat. Your kids will love one as a birthday cake in a jar, just top with candles. If you like attach a disposable spoon to the jar for eating.
Make a theme for your cupcake in a jar, Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentines, weddings, super bowl, birthdays and more.
The red velvet cake it is so pretty in a glass jar, you may use carrot cake, chocolate cake or whatever flavor is your favorite.
The receiver of this beautiful gift will be delighted!

How To Make  Cupcakes In A Jar: Christmas, Halloween, Weddings, Valentines And More!

Red Velvet Cupcakes In a Jar Recipe

Prep time 120 min  -  Total time 150 min
Ingredients for 24 servings
A scrumptious dessert for a gift or dessert!
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  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened, 1 1/2 sticks
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 24-8 ounces canning jars, Takes 1 1/2 cupcakes per jar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Grease and lightly flour three muffin tins or you may use cupcake papers in the tins.
3. In a large bowl, add butter and sugar, cream until fluffy with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after adding each one.
4. Whisk together in a small bowl, the cocoa, red food coloring and vanilla.
5. Add the cocoa mixture to the batter; beat well. Stir the salt into the buttermilk; add to the batter, alternating with the flour. Beat until all ingredients are mixed well.
6. Using a small bowl mix the baking soda and cider vinegar.
7: Add vinegar mixture to the batter and mix well, until batter is smooth.
8. Place batter into muffin tins.
9. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, do not over bake.
10. Let cool for 1 hour, until completely cool.
11. Makes 36 cupcakes, 24 cupcakes in a jar.

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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Making cream cheese frosting
Making cream cheese frosting


Prep time 20 min  -  Total time 20 min
Ingredients for 24 servings
5 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted  • 2-8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened


1. Add cream cheese and butter in a large bowl, beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth.
2. Add the vanilla; beat well.
3. Slowly add the confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, beat until smooth.
4. To thicken frosting before using, place frosting in a covered container and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, but no longer.

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Assembling Cupcakes In a Jar

  1. You will need ½ pint canning jars.

  2. Once the cupcakes are cool, slice them horizontally in half.

  3. Place one-half of the cupcake in each jar.

  4. Place a light layer of the frosting on top of the cupcake.

  5. Place one-half of cupcake on the layer of frosting.

  6. Place a light layer of frosting on top of the cupcake.

  7. Place one-half of cupcake on top of frosting.

  8. Flatten gently, the top part of the cupcake inside the jar.

  9. Frost the top of the cupcake. You will have 1 ½ cupcake in the jar.

  10. Cover with lids and package however you like! Include a disposable spoon to eat it with if you like.

Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar

Happy Birthday Cupcake In A Jar Recipe

Happy Birthday Cake In A Jar makes a great statement at any birthday party! Each guest has their individual little dessert in a jar! It is made colorful with a box of Funfetti cake mix. Use your imagination and create your own Happy Birthday Cake in a Jar!


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Updated: 08/18/2017, Margielynn
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Do you have a twist on a favorite cupcake in the jar recipe to share?

Margielynn 17 days ago

Dustytoes yes, I just love these cute little cupcakes in a jar!

dustytoes 17 days ago

I think this is the best way to make sure you get a lot of frosting with your cupcake!

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