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!
Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (1 Votes)


  • 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.

Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar

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.

Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (1 Votes)

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.

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: 10/05/2017, Margielynn
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Margielynn on 08/23/2017

They are chocolate peanut butter and green velvet cupcakes in a jar! The red is red velvet!

DerdriuMarriner on 08/22/2017

Margielynn, Do you know what the chocolate and tan and the green and white cupcakes in jars are? The chocolate and tan makes me think of German chocolate cake.

Margielynn on 08/03/2017

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

dustytoes on 08/03/2017

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

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