Tales of a Teen GrannyDIY Cupcakes in JarsScarlett Curtis

Whenever I make cupcakes, one of the big problems I have is how to give them to people. If you simply hand someone a cupcake, they can’t exactly pop it in their bag and take it home, so they either have to eat it on the spot or carry it the whole way home. That’s why cupcakes in jars are the perfect solution! Not only do they look and taste amazing but they make the perfect gift or going-home present or dessert.

I made salted caramel chocolate cupcakes and used chocolate cupcakes for the cake, salted caramel for the middle layer and caramel frosting for the top. YUM! But you can make them using any normal cupcake recipe and use whatever you like for the middle layer and the frosting.

Here’s how to make them (it’s really easy):

Step One: Bake your cupcakes and make your frosting (or just buy them both, no one has to know)

Step Two: Smoosh (yup that is a word, it’s used to describe the pushing of a cupcake into a jar) the bottom half of one cupcake into the bottom of each jar.

Step Three: Add your middle layer on top of the cupcake.

Step Four: Smoosh the top half of the cupcake on top of the middle layer.

Step Five: Add your frosting and decorations.

Step Six: Pop a lid on it and enjoy!


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  1. Where did you find the jars?

  2. This is so cute!

  3. Wait how do you make the salted caramel cupcakes and drizzle that you put on top? I want to know :)

  4. I love this! It looks adorable and delicious and easy enough. I have to try it out. Great post!


  5. looks so yummy!

  6. this is genius! i love it! :)

    would you PLEASE post the recipe for the chocolat cake? thanks!

  7. This looks like it would taste something like “lazy” sticky toffee pudding. I am enamored

  8. Ahhhh i totally have done this! It’s the cutest thing ever. I’ve made a Neapolitan cupcake and each of the pretty-ful layers was looking so classy through the glass jar.

  9. i kind of love this. i hate getting my fingers dirty when eating food. this solves the problem when removing the greasy cupcake paper. i will try this.

  10. AmazIng!! I must try this!

  11. I love this idea and the jars you use! Where can I get them online?

  12. I’m going to make a bunch of these for a birthday camping trip I’m doing for my husbands bday. It’ll travel much easier

  13. yummie! <yes thats a word.

  14. yum what a good idea

  15. They are awesome!

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