Remember when the only thing people ate/drank from a jar was moonshine? Me neither, but serving and baking things In A Jar is a hot trend right now!! Just look through Pinterest and you will see all sorts of things in jars...buttons, pies, cheesecake, cornbread and chili. But the one thing that caught my eye was Cupcakes In A Jar. I rushed immediately to my kitchen and got to work.
I used this recipe from My Baking Addiction for Lemon Cupcakes as a starting point. I made the cupcakes as in the recipe, then I made my standard cream cheese frosting and added freshly squeezed lemon juice. I added the lemon until it was to my liking. And I liked it tart and lemony!
I baked the cupcakes with no liners. I let them cool, then sliced them all in half. I took clean half pint jars and started layering. 1/2 cupcake...swirl of frosting...1/2 cupcake...swirl of frosting...1/2 cupcake...big swirl of frosting with white sprinkles and a long lemon cookie.
The layers don't have to be perfect. I found some of my cupcake tops didn't fit in the jar, so I just trimmed them. If you feel like this might be frosting overload, just add enough between layers to have a nice visual break between layers, then add a big swirl on top.
Just imagine the possiblities with these...holiday layered cupcakes, baby showers with cute pink and blue frosting inbetween layers, chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting inbetween. Endless combinations! You could even leave off the cookies, and close the top and give them away as teacher gifts or neighbor gifts. I also will have to admit I made a 5 layer jar using a pint jar and that one was delicious. And put me into a sugar coma. I don't recommend that kind of jar for just anyone.
What do you think? Cupcake overload? Too much frosting? Cupcakes gone wild?? Not enough frosting? I think it's a fun twist on the already cute cupcake!! I will be making more for sure...
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