Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar

Perfect to take on the road to holiday parties, school events and more, these Halloween treats look as good on a table as they do on the go.
Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar

Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar

Layer chocolate or devil's food cupcakes with orange frosting for a fun Halloween treat.

By: Glory Albin
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Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 pint canning jars (16)
  • chocolate cake mix (or a from-scratch recipe)
  • white frosting
  • piping bag with large swirl tip (1M)
  • standard cupcake pan with liners
  • orange food coloring
  • brown or black sprinkles

Bake and Cut Cupcakes

Layering cupcakes or desserts in a jar is such a great way to add some pizzazz to an individual serving of dessert. They make great gifts or party favors and are easy to transport. Start by baking a regular chocolate cake recipe in standard cupcake liners. Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, remove the paper liners and cut the cupcakes in half horizontally.

Decorate in Jars to Go

Prepare a batch of frosting and add orange food coloring. Fill a piping bag fitted with a large tip 2/3 full with icing. You could also simply fill (2/3 full) a large plastic zip-top bag, and cut off one corner.

Layer the cupcakes and frosting in clean jars, starting with a cupcake half, then frosting, until there are three layers of cupcake, and three layers of frosting. Top with sprinkles if desired. Serve jars open, or top with lid.

Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar

Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar

Bake cupcakes, then cool and cut them horizontally before layering them with orange frosting in a jar.

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