Cupcakes in a Jar! Cupcakes in a What?!?! That's right cupcakes in a jar and oh how heavenly these yummy take home treats look. If you are looking for something different to serve-up at your next party than this is it!!! They are perfect for your next baby shower or bridal shower or kid's birthday party or wedding or I think I could just go on and on. They are definitely a great party parting gift or just a very delicious dessert. You decide.
I found these sinful little cakes on Cakies Blog...thanks Cakies! I am definitely going to give these a trial run this weekend because let's be honest I am really just looking for an excuse to give these a try (event or not).
I think the majority of this recipe comes from Paula Deen's but Cakies used a few tasty tweeks of her own to really personalize it.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- *2 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
- *1 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 tbsp red food coloring
- 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
- *2 tsp vanilla extract
Cream cheese frosting:
- 1 pound cream cheese, softened
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- *2 tsps vanilla extract
- 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1. Batter is ready to be put in cupcake pan.
2. I spray the pan with pam and then fill each hole up 2/3 with the batter. Note: I do not use liners, but you could if you want, just pull them off before putting them in the jar.
3. Usually they are done after about 17 minutes in my oven at temperature of 350℉, and I take them out and put them on a wire rack to cool completely.
4. Once they are cool, I slice them in half. You will have a stack of tops and a stack of bottoms.
5. Place 1 bottom in each jar.
6. Put a layer of the frosting.
7. Take the top of the cupcake and place on top of the layer of frosting
8. Flatten (gently smash) the top part of the cupcake inside the jar. You want to get the top sort of flat
9. Beautifully frost the top of the cupcake
10. Cover with lids and package however you like! It will be heartbreaking to eat, as it is so pretty, but it is so yummy!