Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar
- 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.